Lash out // Politically Correct // Take a back seat

Today we will review three new Expressions. Lash out, Politically correct, and Take a back seat. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each expression. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each expression.

EXPRESSIONMEANING
Lash out(To burst into or resort to verbal or physical attack)
Politically correct(Things or people that are politically correct use language that will not cause offense.)
Take a back seat(If an activity takes a back seat, you spend less time doing that than other things) or (To have little or only observational involvement in something)

LASH OUT

#EXAMPLES
1The woman lashed out at her opponent after she heard his rude comment.
2Samantha was angry with Brandon and lashed out at him just to show him who was boss.
3His anger caused him to lash out at his son.

POLITICALLY CORRECT

#EXAMPLES
1He realized after the meeting that his response was not politically correct.
2The president must always be politically correct when he speaks in public.
3The comment the band made was not politically correct.

TAKE A BACK SEAT

#EXAMPLES
1He has been busy working part-time jobs, so his studies have had to take a back seat.
2These days politics takes a back seat to sports for many people.
3She was content to take a back seat and let the rest of her family deal with the crisis.

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Ali
Ali
2 years ago

Hi

Amal
Amal
2 years ago

Thanks a lot Tiffinai for teaching me these three interesting expressions!! I hear them often in the news shows but I couldn’t get their exact meanings.But, today I could both understand and use them.

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