backseat

[ bak-seet ]
/ ˈbækˈsit /

noun

a seat at the rear.

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Idioms for backseat

    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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