ride shotgun (to)

 Oversee; to be ready to take on problems or conflicts (nineteenth-century American West).
 ► “Ingrassia says the Kerkorian effort, which includes Lee Iacocca to ride shotgun, stems strictly from the personalities of the two protagonists.” (Wall Street Journal, April 19, 1995, p. A14)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • ride shotgun — If you ride shotgun, you protect or guard something when it is being transported …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ride shotgun — phrasal 1. : to guard someone or something while in transit 2. : to ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle * * * ride shotgun 1. To protect a vehicle and its occupants from attack by riding on it (or following close behind it) carrying a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride shotgun — verb a) To ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, next to the driver. When both kids want to ride shotgun with Mom, theyll just have to take turns. b) To assist and protect. He attended the meetin …   Wiktionary

  • ride shotgun — tv. to accompany and guard someone or something. (A term from the days of stagecoaches and their armed guards. See also shotgun.) □ I have to take the beer over to the party. Why don’t you come along and ride shotgun? □ Who’s going to ride… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ride shotgun — v. sit in the front passenger seat of a car. I ll ride shotgun if you don t mind. I ve got to tell him where we re going …   English slang

  • ride shotgun — idi a) (formerly) to ride in a stagecoach as a shotgun bearing guard b) to ride in a motor vehicle or airplane as an armed escort c) to ride as a passenger in the front seat of a car or truck …   From formal English to slang

  • ride shotgun — phrasal to ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ride shotgun — chiefly N. Amer. travel as a guard next to the driver of a vehicle. → ride …   English new terms dictionary

  • ride shotgun — informal to sit next to the driver in the front part of a car …   English dictionary

  • shotgun — [shät′gun΄] n. 1. a smoothbore gun, usually used for firing a charge of shot at short range, as in hunting small game 2. Football an offensive formation, esp. for passing, in which the quarterback takes the snap while standing several yards… …   English World dictionary

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