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Used other than as an idiom: see step, back.

Additional definitions for 'step back':

step backTo stop what one is doing and evaluate the current situation.
step backTo prevent oneself from becoming emotionally involved in a certain situation.
step backto depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.
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