Back Seat

backseat

[bak-seet]
noun
1.
a seat at the rear.
Idioms
2.
take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position: Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time.

Origin:
1825–35

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back seat
 
n
1.  a seat at the back, esp of a vehicle
2.  informal a subordinate or inconspicuous position (esp in the phrase take a back seat)

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