on the back of


Definition of on the back of

1 : because of or on the strength of (something) Profits have increased on the back of improved international sales.
2 disapproving : by using the efforts of (other people) The company has achieved record profits on the back of cheap labor.

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“On the back of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20back%20of. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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