Definition of pushback
1 : the action of forcing an object backward
2 : resistance or opposition in response to a policy or regulation especially by those affected
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The owners expected pushback given the controversial nature of this issue.
After the shooting, one of the most serious attacks near the holy site in years, Israel closed the area to Muslims, which drew pushback from Palestinian religious leaders.
To the credit of some journalists and climate scientists, the New York magazine article got considerable pushback, even from normally alarmist Penn State professor Michael Mann.
The event allegedly received pushback from staffers.
Jarvis said initially there was some pushback from the Police Officers Association, due to concerns RSVP would take away work from officers.
The pushback was strong enough to derail the leadership’s plans to unveil its budget on Wednesday and pass it out of the House by Friday.
The region has experimented with variable tolling — on Interstate 405 and the Highway 520 bridge, most notably — with measured success and significant pushback.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed his own lawsuit the day after Abbott signed SB 4, requesting a federal court declare the new law constitutional — a move taken in hopes of curbing further pushback from those against SB 4.
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