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.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to, toward, or at the rear
: in or into the past : backward in time
: 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
: to support by material or moral assistance
: to assume financial responsibility for
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