Idiom: back away from
Idiom: back away from (something/someone)
- to stop supporting something (e.g., an idea or plan) any longer
- to become less involved in something
- Our supervisor wanted us to start working on Sundays but after everyone complained he backed away from the idea.
- We backed away from launching a new product after we surveyed our customers and they didn't seem enthusiastic about it.
- If you don't stop calling me, I'll get a restraining order to force you to back away from contacting me.
- Many constituents backed away from supporting the senator's reelection after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced.
- I think we need to back away from this idea until we have more information about the potential risks involved in the project.
- I feel like you're backing away from our relationship. What's going on?
- Our son planned to attend law school but he seems to have backed away from that decision and is now investigating business school.
- We had decided to hire two assistants for our marketing team but after reviewing the budge,t we backed away from the idea and decided to hire only one.
- You can't back away from your business when the first obstacle arises. It takes persistence to be successful.
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