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take a beating

Slang definitions & phrases for take a beating

take a back seat

verb phrase

To assume or accept a subordinate position; demote or degrade oneself: He said he wouldn't take a back seat to anybody but the president himself (1888+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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