- 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
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Contemporary Examples of backseat
My mother was sitting in the backseat but that did not stop the driver from trying to touch me.
If I do, I sit in the backseat and stay alert for whatever the driver does.
If it gave people some kind of joy afterwards, great, but everything took a backseat.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over
October 9, 2014
And it involves the U.S. taking a backseat to Iran and Syria.Rand Paul Wants to Team Up With Assad and Iran to Stop ISIS
September 3, 2014
David Garcia is attempting to make a phone call in the backseat.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild
August 26, 2014