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.
|(To burst into or resort to verbal or physical attack)
|(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)
|The woman lashed out at her opponent after she heard his rude comment.
|Samantha was angry with Brandon and lashed out at him just to show him who was boss.
|His anger caused him to lash out at his son.
|He realized after the meeting that his response was not politically correct.
|The president must always be politically correct when he speaks in public.
|The comment the band made was not politically correct.
TAKE A BACK SEAT
|He has been busy working part-time jobs, so his studies have had to take a back seat.
|These days politics takes a back seat to sports for many people.
|She was content to take a back seat and let the rest of her family deal with the crisis.