on the back of

Definition of on the back of

  1. 1 :  because of or on the strength of (something) Profits have increased on the back of improved international sales.

  2. 2 disapproving :  by using the efforts of (other people) The company has achieved record profits on the back of cheap labor.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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