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Go back on   /goʊ bæk ɑn/   Listen
Go back on

Fail to fulfill a promise or obligation.  Synonyms: renege, renege on, renegue on.

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"Go back on" Quotes from Famous Books

... began hurriedly, 'do you mind if I come in here for a little? I'm a bit edgy.' I must have shown surprise. 'I'm ever so much better about liquor than I used to be, but—it's the whisky in the suitcase that throws me. For God's sake, old man, don't go back on me ...
— A Diversity of Creatures • Rudyard Kipling

... a-let the cat out of the bag, and I see that all you men in the town are in league. But a challenge is a challenge, and I mustn't go back on it." Indeed, in her secret heart she was cheerful, knowing the worst, and considering it none so bad: and after higgling a bit, just to deceive him, she took pretty well all the conditions of the race as Oke laid 'em down. A tearing long course it was to be, too, and pretty ...
— News from the Duchy • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... you wouldn't go back on a feller, Nance. That's why I come straight to you. It was my game to have you hide me for a day or two, till you could make a strike somewhere and we'd light out together. How're ye fixed? Pretty smart, eh? You look it, my girl, you look—My ...
— In the Bishop's Carriage • Miriam Michelson

... don't believe he meant it,' he added hopefully. Then, a man after all not disposed to go back on his own assertion, he said, 'Now I'll tell you what I'll do. If you really get that hundred dollars out of that man, I'll give you another hundred ...
— Russell H. Conwell • Agnes Rush Burr

... frightened, dear. Of course there is going to be a next time ... all the rest of our lives. You didn't think even for a minute that I would go back on you, ...
— Little Lost Sister • Virginia Brooks

Words linked to "Go back on" :   countermand, reverse, repeal, assure, renegue on, promise, rescind, lift, vacate, annul, revoke, overturn

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