backseat

[ bak-seet ]
/ ˈbækˈsit /

noun

a seat at the rear.

Idioms

    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

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for back seat

back seat


noun

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