on the back of

idiom

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.

Examples of on the back of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Independence Day Weekend is a sentimental time, an air of wistful uncertainty on the back of my neck this year. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 4 July 2024 Has the product name located on a label on the back of each unit, according to the CPSC. Max Hauptman, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 In 2006, on the back of a Democratic wave in opposition to the presidency of George W. Bush, Boyda upset former Rep. Jim Ryun by four percentage points. Daniel Desrochers, Kansas City Star, 1 July 2024 This week, the season's third installment saw the Rogue Prince arrive at Harrenhal on the back of his dragon, Caraxes, with grand plans of securing the seat of House Strong for Team Black by putting his talent for violence to good use. Megan McCluskey, TIME, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for on the back of 

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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 18 Jul. 2024.

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