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Take a backseat to


Secondary position. If only two people can be in the front seat of an automobile, the less important third  person has to be in the backseat. Used in any case where one loses prominence. (Compare to Play second fiddle or Three’s a crowd.)

 “We broke up because I was tired of taking a backseat to her children in our relationship.”

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