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Take a Back Seat (To)

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To be set aside; to be deferred for the present. A parliamentary phrase.

“When there seemed to be a tendency … to make the Irish question, in the cant of the day, ‘take a back seat,ʹ Unionist indignation knew no bounds.”—The Daily Graphic, February 9th, 1893.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Taffy
Tag Rag, and Bobtail
Taghairm
Taherites
Tail
Tails
Tails
Tailors
Tailor’s Sword (A), or A Tailor’s Dagger
Take a Back Seat (To)
Take a Hair of the Dog that Bit You
Take in Tow (To)
Take Mourning (To)
Take Tea with Him (I)
Takin the Beuk
Taking On
Taking a Sight
Taking Time by the Forelock
Talbotype
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