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Definition of back seat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

back seat

 noun
noun
 
 
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  • a seat at the back of a vehicle
  • Idioms
    take a back seat
     
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    to allow someone 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.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: back seat