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Take a Backseat

To be at a secondary position or to be at a level of inferiority as compared to someone else

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  • The popularity of this phrase increased in the 19th, particularly in U.S. This phrase is basically related to the backseat of the car. If you’re seated on the driver’s seat then you’re in control of the car and you’re just like the boss. However, if you’re at the backseat of the car then you probably are at an inferior position.
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David is always willing to take the back seat when it comes to analytical reasoning.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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en un segundo plano

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