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put one's back intoTo make a strenuous effort to do something.Rate it:

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put someone's back upTo annoy someone deliberately.Rate it:

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put the clock backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:

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right backUsed in several informal constructions to indicate return -- especially imminent return to a point of origin.Rate it:

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right back at youAlternative form of back at youRate it:

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rod for one's backThe means of one's own punishment or downfall.Rate it:

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roll backTo return to a prior state.Rate it:

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roll backTo postpone.Rate it:

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roll backTo retreat.Rate it:

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row backTo slightly change a previous opinion about something, or what was said.Rate it:

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run backTo rewind a film or cassette.Rate it:

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scale backTo make a reduction in the amount, extent, etc. of something.Rate it:

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screw backTo cue the cue ball in such a way as to impart backspin. On impact, the ball will follow a reverse trajectory according to the spin.Rate it:

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send backTo return to its origin.Rate it:

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send backTo remind of a previous time in the past.Rate it:

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set backTo cost money, as.Rate it:

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set backTo delay or obstruct.Rate it:

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set backTo remove from or allow distance.Rate it:

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shady, back-alley dealsUncompromising, dishonest, irregular, illegal agreements, plots, arrangements, scenarios.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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shrink backTo back away or retreat; to abandon an effort.Rate it:

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sit backTo recline while still in a seated position, with one's back on the frame of the seat.Rate it:

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skin backRetract.Rate it:

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slick backTo make hair flat by putting oil, water, etc. on it.Rate it:

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spring backTo recoil; to bounce back; to recover to an improved position.Rate it:

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spring forward, fall backA mnemonic to advise how clocks are altered for Daylight Saving Time: time goes forward in the Spring, and back in FallRate it:

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stab in the backAn act of betrayal or treachery.Rate it:

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stand backTo abstain from participation.Rate it:

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stand backTo stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler.Rate it:

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stay backTo remain after normal hoursRate it:

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stay backTo keep one's distance from a place, often because of some danger.Rate it:

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step backUsed other than as an idiom: see step, back.Rate it:

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step backTo stop what one is doing and evaluate the current situation.Rate it:

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step backTo prevent oneself from becoming emotionally involved in a certain situation.Rate it:

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step backto depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.Rate it:

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strike backTo retaliateRate it:

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take a back seatTo be second to someone or something; to be less important or have a lower priority.Rate it:

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take backTo resume a relationship.Rate it:

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take backTo return something.Rate it:

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talk backTo reply impertinently; to answer in a cheeky manner.Rate it:

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the bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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there and backOne or for a round trip journey, literal or figurative.Rate it:

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think backTo think about a time or experience; to recall.Rate it:

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those who can't use their head must use their backif you do not think, you will take the consequencesRate it:

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throw backto throw something backRate it:

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throw backto hinder the development of somethingRate it:

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throw backto revert to an earlier stage of developmentRate it:

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tie backTo tie or fasten behind.Rate it:

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tip backTo drink a beverage, especially alcoholic and in large amounts.Rate it:

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