back seat


Related to back seat: take a back seat

back seat

n.
1. A seat in the back, especially of a vehicle.
2. A subordinate position, as in a group or hierarchy.

back seat

n
1. a seat at the back, esp of a vehicle
2. informal a subordinate or inconspicuous position (esp in the phrase take a back seat)
adj
3. relating to or taking place on the back seat of a vehicle
4. of a subordinate nature
Translations
zadnji sedež
References in classic literature ?
I had carefully prepared myself to take rather a back seat in that ship because of the uncommonly select material that would alone be permitted to pass through the camel's eye of that committee on credentials; I had schooled myself to expect an imposing array of military and naval heroes and to have to set that back seat still further back in consequence of it maybe; but I state frankly that I was all unprepared for this crusher.
To be as much out of observation as possible for reasons of her own, and to escape the gallantries of the young men, she set out before the chiming began, and took a back seat under the gallery, close to the lumber, where only old men and women came, and where the bier stood on end among the churchyard tools.
There was a tang in the very air that inspired the hearts of small maidens tripping, unlike snails, swiftly and willingly to school; and it WAS jolly to be back again at the little brown desk beside Diana, with Ruby Gillis nodding across the aisle and Carrie Sloane sending up notes and Julia Bell passing a "chew" of gum down from the back seat.
Look here," he exclaimed, "I don't think you ought to force me to give myself away like this, but, after all, you are an Englishman, with a stake in your country, and I presume you don't want her to take a back seat for the next few generations.
All the passengers, except a very fat lady on the back seat, had alighted.
and that nigger was corked up and had to take a back seat.
Give a Martian woman a chance and death must take a back seat.
Acting upon this resolution with all the energy and decision of his character, he mounted to the back seat of the first coach which left Ipswich on the morning after the memorable occurrences detailed at length in the two preceding chapters; and accompanied by his three friends, and Mr.
Here, again, Vixen led Garm from one carriage to the other; jumped into the back seat, and shouted.
In the back seat there was a woman all bundled up; but for all her veils, he thought `twas Antonia Shimerda, or Antonia Donovan, as her name ought now to be.
Looking up, he met the smiling eyes of Olga de Coude as she leaned forward upon the back seat of the machine.
Keep the box for me, Leader," exclaims the Member of Parliament to the coachman; who replied, "Yes, Sir Pitt," with a touch of his hat, and rage in his soul (for he had promised the box to a young gentleman from Cambridge, who would have given a crown to a certainty), and Miss Sharp was accommodated with a back seat inside the carriage, which might be said to be carrying her into the wide world.