Definition of 'back seat'
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He preferred to take a back seat and hope for the best. The Sun (2017)If successful, we foresee a bleak future in which patient needs will take a back seat to financial considerations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The task of improving the lives of the citizens of Northern Ireland would take a back seat. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's easy to let the student loan take a back seat when you're trying to save for a deposit. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Nor should we expect ideology always to take a back seat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They placed me in a lying position on the back seat. Seminary Boy (2006)It would be nice to see owners take a back seat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those who do speak do so in whispers in the back seats of cars. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It means that other temptations will have to take a back seat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Has romance taken a back seat since you moved in together? The Sun (2008)We have come to acknowledge it is foolish to leave laptops on the back seat of the car. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He grabbed the reluctant dog by the collar and thrust it onto the back seat of his car. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So, how do you get into the back seats? Times, Sunday Times (2010)In that case, love takes a back seat to getting your point across. Christianity Today (2000)Until now, he has taken a back seat in the process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But it must also be structured to win in wartime, when accountancy takes a back seat. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To many dogs, the back seat of a car can seem like hell on earth. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)She often became ill while riding in the back seats of cars, but rarely in the front. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are to the fore and your usual practical self takes a back seat. The Sun (2016)If you want to take a back seat and relax, you can forget about being at the top. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But you try and stay as grounded as you can, take a back seat as much as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would be in your best interests to take a back seat and go with the flow, it may be your best option for survival. The Sun (2015)I get on the back seat with her, & she puts her arm round me and makes me put my head on her shoulder. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The convertible uses a deeper windscreen than the 500, which helps back seat passengers get a better view when the roof is open. The Sun (2009)
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