take a back seat : Idioms in English

take a back seat

To take a less important or visible position
Usage:
After Howard's accident, work took a back seat to spending time with his family.

take a back seat in News

  • The best- and worst-paying jobs

    You'd think that chief executive officers would have the highest-paying jobs given the buzz their annual compensation packages attract each year, but when it comes to average annual pay, CEOs take a back seat to anesthesiologists.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Hartford Courant

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