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[bak-seet] /ˈbækˈsit/
a seat at the rear.
take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position:
Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time.
Origin of backseat
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Roadside attractions were the only way to keep kids from having a backseat meltdown.
  • The couple squeeze into the backseat, she carrying a bright blue gym bag, he the dull burden of history.
  • In the years to come, export of products will take a backseat as export of services will go to full steam.
  • Unfortunately, picture-drawing is considered childish, which is partly why visual thinking has taken a backseat to verbal agility.
  • Such limitations preserve some backseat room, and anyone sitting back there will need it.
  • But the gee-whiz factor will always take a backseat to convenience.
  • When properly restrained, children are safest in the backseat of a vehicle.
  • He directed one of the employees to drive her car and directed the other to get in the backseat with him.
  • One of the victims was put into the trunk of the car and the other two were placed in the backseat.

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