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18 / 05 / 2007

GO BACK: meaning and examples

Good morning. 

Today's expression is: to go back

Meaning 1 of go back: if two people go back a long period of time, they have known each other for that time.

Example 1:
Olga and I go back 12 years. I met her on October 18th, 1995.

Meaning 2 of go back: to consider something that happened or was said previously.

Example 2:
Can we go back to what you said at the beginning of the meeting?

Example 3:
Remember...once you have made the decision, there is no going back. You will not be able to change your mind. 

Meaning 3 of go back: to fail to keep a promise; to change your mind about something. 

Example 4:  
I never go back on my word. If I said that I would go with you, then I will go!

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