have (something) back

idiom

: to receive (something) that is returned or restored
If I lend you this book, can I have it back by next Tuesday?
How I wish I could have my youth back (again)!

Examples of have (something) back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, a study in Nature found that people who experienced even mild stress were 1.5 times more likely to have back pain than those who did not. Ali Finney, SELF, 28 Mar. 2024 He is scheduled to have surgery on his left hip on Feb. 6, and will have back surgery approximately four weeks later, the team announced before Thursday night’s game at Tampa Bay. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024 This feels like a response to iOS 16's lock screen widgets (a feature Android used to have back in the 4.2 days) but not nearly as customizable. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 There are also the costs of giving birth in Abuja that Aliyu didn't have back home. Adie Vanessa Offiong, CNN, 29 Nov. 2023 What's more, breeds like pugs or bulldogs with small or twisted tails can also have back problems as a result of selective breeding. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2023 There were, of course, plays that the Sox would like to have back. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2023 Pitcher Tanner Houck will have back surgery, Alex Cora announced Saturday ... Amin Touri, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2022 There were at least two plays Nolan would love to have back, both critical in the game. oregonlive, 3 Oct. 2021

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“Have (something) back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28something%29%20back. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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