step back

phrasal verb
stepped back; stepping back; steps back

Definition of step back

: to stop doing something or being actively involved in something for a time so in order to think about it and make decisions in a calm and reasonable way You need to step back and give yourself some time to work through this.

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“Step back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20back. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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