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take a back seat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a back seattake a back seatto accept a less important position than someone or something else Finally, Bryant decided to take a back seat and let his son run the company. back seat
Examples from the Corpus
take a back seatHe notes, however, that economic considerations are taking a back seat to budget negotiations.It was also a year when investment bankers took a back seat.That her family had taken a back seat in her life.Mr Peters has now taken a back seat.If you can't agree to disagree, then take a back seat and let others have their way on this occasion.Women have often been forced to take a back seat in society.But when they were introduced, everything upstairs had to take a back seat.Many feel reluctant to take a back seat and allow their children to enjoy the special attractiveness of the teens and twenties.And very generally, the interests of lenders in New York take a back seat to the interests of the corporate borrowers.
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