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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 in timeTo talk about history or the past.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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hang backTo wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.Rate it:

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hark backOf hounds, to retrace a course in order to pick up a lost scent.Rate it:

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hark backTo return or revert, to allude to, to evoke, to long or pine for.Rate it:

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harken backAlternative form of hearken backRate 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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hearken backTo turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance.Rate it:

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hearken backTo go back to something as an origin or source.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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hit backTo retaliateRate it:

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I want my money backSaid to demand a refund for a product or service.Rate it:

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keep backTo hold back; to refuse to give or share.Rate it:

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keep backTo restrict or restrain.Rate it:

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keep backTo prevent from advancing in a course.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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lay backTo lie down on one's back; to lie back.Rate it:

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lay backTo make a short backwards pass to a teammate in an attacking position.Rate it:

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lie backTo lie down from a sitting positionRate it:

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lie backTo relax, to exert less effortRate 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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my back teeth are floatingI have a strong need to urinate.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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one's back is upOne is offended or angry.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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pay backto pay an amount of money owed to another, to repayRate it:

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pay backto exact revengeRate it:

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peg backTo equalize against; to prevent the opposition from winning.Rate it:

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pin backTo keep at a distanceRate it:

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play backTo replay a recording.Rate it:

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plough backTo reinvest profits into a businessRate it:

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