back seat(redirected from takes a back seat)
Also found in: Idioms.
1. A seat in the back, especially of a vehicle.
2. A subordinate position, as in a group or hierarchy.
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)
3. relating to or taking place on the back seat of a vehicle
4. of a subordinate nature