a seat at the rear.
Idioms about backseat
take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position: Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time.
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How to use backseat in a sentence
Not too big and not too small, the 27-quart chest fits easily onto the backseat of my car.
Jones said those cuts, which saved the city $5,000 this fiscal year, shows that the needs of ordinary citizens take a backseat at City Hall.Lemon Grove Once Again Facing Bitter Choices Over Its Future | Bella Ross | January 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
In La Jolla, San Diego’s mayoral race seems to have taken a backseat to the all-consuming presidential election, even in Barbara Bry’s backyard.‘We Don’t Need More Rich People in Power’: Voices of the Voters in La Jolla | Kara Grant | November 3, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Suddenly the cherry moves to the backseat of your conscious awareness, while the vanilla aroma pops into focus—even though you had not noticed it before.Our Mind-Boggling Sense of Smell - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain | Ann-Sophie Barwich | October 14, 2020 | Nautilus
Add a kid or two in the backseat, and your car literally can become a rolling dumpster before you even realize it’s happening.
If I do, I sit in the backseat and stay alert for whatever the driver does.
My mother was sitting in the backseat but that did not stop the driver from trying to touch me.
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 | Marlow Stern | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Olivia Nuzzi | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
David Garcia is attempting to make a phone call in the backseat.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild | Caitlin Dickson | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The baggage—two trunks, a showman's keyster, two suitcases, a big duffle bag and handbags—was loaded on trailer and backseat.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
He sat in the backseat of the car, and his hair dragged behind him.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection | Daniel Errico
British Dictionary definitions for back seat
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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