I was rereading something I had written here at this site and realized "Riding Shotgun" is something an American would understand because of our culture but might be a confusing slang word likely from the 19th century U.S. So, I thought I would share with people outside of America what this means. Also, it might be interesting to Americans too where this concept came from:
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- Riding shotgun refers to the practice of sitting alongside the driver in a moving vehicle. The phrase has been used to mean giving actual or figurative support or aid ...
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For other uses, see Riding shotgun (disambiguation).