Phrasal verb/Idiom: talk back (to someone)
Note: This idiom is especially used to describe when a child rudely replies to an authority figure such as a parent or teacher.
— If my children ever talked back to me like that they’d be grounded for weeks.
— My son got detention for talking back to his teacher again.
— What is the best way to handle the situation when your child talks back?
— I do not want to hear you talk back to your mother again!
— Be careful! Talking back to your coach could get you kicked of the team.
— Don't laugh if Samantha talks back to you again. That might encourage her.
— How could you talk back to your grandma? You've really hurt her feelings!
— I used to talk back to everyone—teachers, my parents, the preacher at my church—but I grew out of it.
— My sister's children are so disrespectful. They talk back to her all the time.
— Wow, I would never dream of talking back to my parents like that.
— My mom made me wash my mouth out with soap for talking back to our babysitter.
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