ride shotgun
phrasal to ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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

  • 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… …   American business jargon

  • 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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