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    can i use "take the back road" if i mean later?

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    I haven't heard it in England. ;-0

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    I think it is "take a back seat," to give way to another, to play a secondary or unimportant role.

    "Going to Taipei for a vacation this summer will have to take a back seat now that we have decided to use the money to help a poor neighbor with his medical bills."

    Did I make any grammtical error?

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    I have heard take a back seat to but not take a back road. Maybe it is a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    I think it is "take a back seat," to give way to another, to play a secondary or unimportant role.

    "Going to Taipei for a vacation this summer will have to take a back seat now that we have decided to use the money to help a poor neighbor with his medical bills."

    Did I make any grammtical error?

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    That works fine. We also have 'take a raincheck' for later.

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    "Taking a back road" is all about driving, literally, according to my Internet search.

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