answer (someone) back

idiom

: to reply rudely to (someone)
He became angry when she answered him back.

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“Answer (someone) back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/answer%20%28someone%29%20back. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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