Definition of back seat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


back seat

BrE BrE//ˌbæk ˈsiːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæk ˈsiːt//
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  • a seat at the back of a vehicle
  • Idioms to allow somebody else to play a more active and important role in a particular situation than you do Many managers take a back seat and leave recruitment to specialists.
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