a long-handled device for scratching one’s own back.
a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage.
- Back seat
a seat at the rear. take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position: Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time. Contemporary Examples Neither candidate has really addressed this issue; it takes a back seat to the economy and the war. Petitions Flood Change.org in Advance of Presidential […]
- Backseat driver
an automobile passenger who offers the driver unsolicited advice, warnings, criticism, etc., especially from the backseat. any person who, by means of criticism, unsolicited advice, or the like, interferes in affairs that are not his or her concern or responsibility. noun phrase A person who gives unwanted and officious advice; kibitzer (1920s+) A passenger who […]
a seat at the rear. take a backseat, to occupy a secondary or inferior position: Her writing has taken a backseat because of other demands on her time. Contemporary Examples But bilateral relations will take a backseat as legal and political issues pile up for Gilani. Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani Convicted of Contempt Fasih Ahmed, […]
New England, Southern, and South Midland U.S. a setback; relapse; reverse. an eddy or countercurrent. (on a lock on a door or the like) the horizontal distance between the face through which the bolt passes and the center line of the knob stem or keyhole. Historical Examples The rascals had had one backset, but this […]