Take Several Seats Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Phrase) The phrase “take several seats” is Gen Z slang that addresses a person doing something excessively or doesn’t seem to make any sense that he or she attracts attention in a bad way. Therefore, it is better to just take a seat (or several seats). 


The phrase “take several seats” was from the back gay community. It was believed to be first used around 2016.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Now, Gen Z people of all gender and age use this phrase to tell a person that it’s time to stop acting foolishly. You’ll see memes and other social media content with this phrase.

Take Several Seats Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: Would you take several seats or should I escort you to the exit?
  • Example 2: Stop being an embarrassment and take several seats!

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