go back to

idiom

Definition of go back to

1 : to return to (a place) I had to go back to the store for milk.
2 : to have existed since (a particular period of time) a tradition that goes back to colonial times
3 : to think or talk about (something from the past) I'd like to go back to your earlier comment.

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“Go back to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20back%20to. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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