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alice
drive like miss daisy? I heard this expression on TV A lady was told that she drives like Miss Daisy or something like that. I looked it up on Google and I can see it is not a compliment, but I don't really get what this means? Is it just referring a lady who wants to have a back seat and ask you to go here and there as if you are her chauffeur? Or a lady who drives very slowly and annoys everyone on the road? Could anyone help me with this expression? Thanks in advance!
Aug 20, 2020 9:21 PM
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This phrase comes from the movie, "Driving Miss Daisy." But you have it wrong; it's not driving 'like' Miss Daisy. Miss Daisy didn't drive. The chauffer was the driver and Miss Daisy was the passenger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ3wXC5jqKE
August 20, 2020
The person on TV might have meant that the person was like a "backseat driver." A backseat driver doesn't have the responsibility for driving but likes to tell the driver what to do. As such, they can be really annoying to the actual driver. However, if the person is being chauffeured, then the person has the right, since he or she is paying the driver for his or her work, to tell the driver where to go. In addition, the chauffeured rider is usually of a higher class than the driver.
August 20, 2020
alice
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