Take or be given a less important position or role: in future he would take a back seat in politics
More example sentences
- Yet the majority of the book emphasizes dinosaur osteology, systematics, and the fossil record; paleobiology takes a back seat to this important foundation.
- But she piled on the pounds after the birth of her son, George, nine months ago and singing took a back seat as her confidence dwindled.
- The role of the citizen is taking a back seat to decisions being made about our communities and the environment.
Definition of take a back seat in:
- The US English dictionary