Saturday, 20 June 2009

Idiom of the weekend: “Back seat driver”

A back seat driver is a person who criticize from the sidelines. It originates from the situation where someone gives unwanted advice from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver. The idiom can be used in other circumstances other than someone giving advice from the back seat of the car.

“John is such a back seat driver, he is always shouting at the team coach from the sideline”

Dave @ SLS