go back on
phrasal 1. abandon 2. betray 3. fail

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  • go back on — {v. phr.} 1. To turn against; not be faithful or loyal to. * /Many of the man s friends went back on him when he was sent to prison./ * /The boy s father told him not to go back on his promise./ Compare: BACK DOWN, TURN ONE S BACK. 2. To fail to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go back on — {v. phr.} 1. To turn against; not be faithful or loyal to. * /Many of the man s friends went back on him when he was sent to prison./ * /The boy s father told him not to go back on his promise./ Compare: BACK DOWN, TURN ONE S BACK. 2. To fail to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go back on one's word — {v. phr.} To renege; break a promise. * /Patrick went back on his word when he refused to marry Karen in spite of his earlier promise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go back on one's word — {v. phr.} To renege; break a promise. * /Patrick went back on his word when he refused to marry Karen in spite of his earlier promise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To go back on — Back Back, adv. [Shortened from aback.] 1. In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back. [1913 Webster] 2. To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go back on — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Go-Back — The Go Backs are a tribe of elves in the comic series Elfquest. They named themselves from their goal to return to the Palace of the High Ones.They are hunters (probably gatherers, too) and, above all, warriors. Most of them care neither for the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Back on the Chain Gang — Infobox Single Name = Back on the Chain Gang Artist = The Pretenders from Album = Learning to Crawl B side = Released = 1982 Format = Recorded = 20 July 1982, AIR Studios, London Genre = Rock Length = Label = Writer = Chrissie Hynde Producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • fall back on — or[fall back upon] v. 1. To retreat to. * /The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort./ 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. * /When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had money in …   Dictionary of American idioms

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