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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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back-asswardAlternative form of bass-ackwards.Rate it:

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back-asswardsAlternative form of bass-ackwards.Rate it:

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back-burnerHaving low urgency; not currently important.Rate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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back-of-the-envelopeApproximate, rough, simplified.Rate it:

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be glad to see the back ofTo be glad to get rid of someone; to be glad someone has left.Rate it:

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behind somebody's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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break the back ofTo achieve the greater part of some project.Rate it:

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break your backDefinitionto work extremely hardRate it:

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bring backTo cause someone to remember something from the past.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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chase backto chase back those sales lost in previous monthsRate it:

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Chinaman on one's backA drug addiction.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backWithdrawal symptoms.Rate it:

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double backTo retrace one's steps; to go back where one has already gone.Rate it:

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draw backTo move backwards.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a lorryOf an item of merchandise, to come into a perons's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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gentleman of the back doorA sodomite.Rate it:

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get back atTo retaliate; to take revenge.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked oneto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get one's back upTo become angry, defensive, or irritable.Rate it:

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get someone's back upTo annoy a person either deliberately or inadvertently.Rate it:

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give backTo return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).Rate it:

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give backTo contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.Rate it:

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give backTo recede; to retreat.Rate it:

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go back to the drawing boardTo start again; to scrap a previous idea or plan and try again from the beginning.Rate it:

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have eyes in the back of one's headTo be particularly, especially uncannily, observant; a perceived ability to see in all directions at once.Rate it:

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have one's back to the wallTo have no other options remaining.Rate it:

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have someone's backTo be prepared and willing to support or defend (someone).Rate it:

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his back is upHe is offended or angry; an expression or idea taken from a cat; that animal, when angry, always raising its back. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man.Rate it:

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know like the back of one's handTo be intimately knowledgeable about something, especially a place.Rate it:

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lie back and think of england. "think of England" refers to the importance of children.Rate it:

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lie back and think of englandUsed to preface any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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like the back end of a busVery unattractive.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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look backTo look behind oneself.Rate it:

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meantime, back at the ranchA reminder during conversation, things are alright back at the ranch/home/headquarters, business-place, office et al.Rate it:

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monkey on one's backA state of persistent distress or worry or the cause of such a state.Rate it:

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monkey on one's backAn addiction, especially to narcotic drugs.Rate it:

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no skin off one's backNo harm to one.Rate it:

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off the back footFrom a defensive position.Rate it:

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on the back burnerNot immediate; inactive; receiving less than full or regular attention.Rate it:

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on the back ofas a result of; after; subsequent to.Rate it:

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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:

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pat on the backPraise, congratulations.Rate it:

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pat on the backTo praise or congratulate.Rate it:

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play backTo replay a recording.Rate it:

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