This page is about the slang term quarterback
to lead and make decisions
- We need someone who can quarterback the sales team when they go to trade fairs.
- Who's going to quarterback Monday's staff meeting?
Origin: From American football, or gridiron, in which the quarterback is the player who leads the team during offensive moves.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Contributor: Matt Errey