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back off

verb

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to break a promise or agreement
  • you'd better not back off on your promise to do all the planning for the big dance

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The first known use of back off was in 1920

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“Back off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/back%20off. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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