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idioms involving seat
Fly by the seat of one's pants
To use one's instincts do something difficult (without the benefit of training or experience)
Ogawa-san is flying by the seat of her pants; she has never argued a law case in front of a judge before.
In the driver's seat
To have control of a situation
Please direct all questions to Yamada-san as she is in the driver's seat on this project.
Note: The British variation is in the driving seat.
On the hot seat
The position of the person who is responsible and must answer for failure
Inoue-san said the project isn't going well so she's glad she's not the one on the hot seat.
Take a back seat
To defer responsibility or power to another person(s)
We have other priorities this year so let's take a back seat on the finance committee.
A seat-of-the-pants method
Doing something by instinct, not from knowledge or experience
We were surprised but pleased that Osada-san's seat-of-the-pants method actually worked.