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  • verb idiomatic, slang To ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, next to the driver.
  • verb idiomatic, slang, figuratively To accompany someone in order to assist and protect.

Etymologies

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Probably arose in early-20th-century Western fiction and movies to describe an employee armed with a rifle or shotgun riding next to a stagecoach driver for protection.

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