back to front


of a piece of clothing
: with the back where the front should be
He accidentally put the sweater on back to front.

Examples of back to front in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other cultures view time as moving right to left, front to back, or back to front. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023 One bullet passed through both lungs and Hale's spine, right to left, back to front and slightly downward, passing through an arm on its way out, according to the report. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 26 July 2023 If the diaper needs to be shorter or longer from back to front, there are two sets of snaps for a total of three possible sizes. Lorraine Wilde, Treehugger, 18 July 2023 The mixed air then travels through air ducts on the plane, from back to front, and to connecting ducts, where the ceiling meets the sideboard. Marisa Garcia, Travel + Leisure, 4 June 2023 The right side of this green can have some pretty good speed back to front. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2023 The green stretches about 30 yards wide and is tilted back to front. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 30 May 2023 The checklist includes mask-wearing, boarding the school bus from back to front, and a questioning process to ensure all riders' safety. Julia Musto, Fox News, 7 Sep. 2020 After buying the entire strip mall anchored by its former competitor Penn Dutch in late 2020, Broward Meat & Fish owners Ruben and Denise Lujo invested a small fortune gutting the building down to its cinderblock bones and rebuilding it from floor to ceiling and back to front. Ron Hurtibise, Sun Sentinel, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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“Back to front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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