take a backseat to someone

take a backseat to someone
take a backseat (to (someone)) to let someone else deal with something.

I was happy to take a backseat and let my brother deal with the family crisis.

Etymology: based on the idea of sitting in the backseat of a car and letting someone else drive

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • take a backseat — (to (someone)) to let someone else deal with something. I was happy to take a backseat and let my brother deal with the family crisis. Etymology: based on the idea of sitting in the backseat of a car and letting someone else drive …   New idioms dictionary

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