at the wheel

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

at the wheel

  1. (idiomatic) Driving; in control of a vehicle.
    It is a shame, his first day driving and he falls asleep at the wheel.
  2. (idiomatic) In control of the situation; in charge.
    We were thriving when Bill was at the wheel, but since the new CEO has started things have been going south.