Back burner - If an issue is on the back burner, it is being given low priority.
Back foot - (UK) If you are on your back foot, you are at a disadvantage and forced to be defensive of your position.
Back number - Something that's a back number is dated or out of fashion.
Back the wrong horse - If you back the wrong horse, you give your support to the losing side in something.
Back to back - If things happen back to back, they are directly one after another.
Back to square one - If you are back to square one, you have to start from the beginning again.
Back to the drawing board - If you have to go back to the drawing board, you have to go back to the beginning and start something again.
Back to the salt mines - If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work.
Back to the wall - If you have your back to the wall, you are in a difficult situation with very little room for manoeuvre.
Be on the pig's back - If you're on the pig's back, you're happy / content / in fine form.
Behind someone's back - If you do something behind someone's back, you do it without telling them.
Break the back of the beast - If you break the back of the beast, you accomplish a challenge.
By the back door - If something is started or introduced by the back door, then it is not done openly or by following the proper procedures.
Cast your mind back - If somebody tells you to cast your mind back on something, they want you to think about something that happened in the past, but which you might not remember very well, and to try to remember as much as possible.
Fall off the back of a lorry - (UK) If someone tries to sell you something that has fallen of the back of a lorry, they are trying to sell you stolen goods.
When Little Jim was five, the Mannings had come back to Exham, with the hope of somehow, sometime, buying back the old farm.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
She would have followed him back upon the bridge, but the steward intercepted her.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I stayed dere a year, then I went back to Mississippi and worked.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Joe half closed his eyes and leaned back against the cushion like an old cat getting her back scratched.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Jason Philip got up, clasped his hands behind his back, and began to walk back and forth.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
A heavy saddle was thrown on Pasha's back, the girths pulled cruelly tight, and in a moment "Mars" Clayton was on his back.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Being back to back with Kate, he could keep his countenance.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
She wants him back; if there's any way of getting him back, she must have him.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
I went back to Brookline soon after that to send in the story and do some telephoning.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Gingerly Iowa reached out with his foot and shoved the chair back to the wall, and turning, backed into it and sat down.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
When Ben Causton came back they bombarded him with questions.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Walking back to the farm late one evening, the moors veiled from her passion by the half-darkness, her Idea came back to her.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
He poked the dog with his foot, and Dan started back with a mock snarl.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
I want you boys to promise, if I don't come back, that you'll go on with the fleet.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
You're going back, back, back; once you could beat me five games to four.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Stefanone fell back into his seat.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
We were going to bring the flag back, and the flag's come back without us.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
The defenders crouched back to back in the pit, each of them searching the thicket for an angle of one hundred and eighty degrees.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
It was while supine on my back with only my nose and toes above water that I received my first alarm for that morning.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Dalton leaned back in his chair, so far back that he nearly tip-tilted over it.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
He's got no gal,
He's got no jack,
No fancy silk shirts
For his back.
"Mose" by Sterling A Brown
I bore the heat,
I blazed the track-
furrowed and bloody
upon my back.
"Old Botany Bay" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
Eyes, nose and ears,
Cellophane I cannot crack.
On my bare back
"Paralytic" by Sylvia Plath
Tiniest of turtles!
Your shining back
Is a shell of orange
With spots of black.
"The Ladybird" by Clive Sansom
And one with a hide
Like a patched-on sack
And two creels of turf
Upon its back;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
Brief! but in them,
From eve back to morn,
Some find the gem,
Many find the thorn.
""To-Days"" by Abram Joseph Ryan
So last week when I was flying back from Oregon on an airline, which shall remain nameless, (United) there were a number of empty seats on the plane, both in front and in back of me.
The Faces of the World film festival presents two back-to-back Saturday travel documentary matinees at the Redwood Theater in Brookings.
These PINK lady slippers, (Not Showy) were found back in our swamp way back out in the woods.
Pius X might have back-to-back state titles, but it has yet to win a district tournament championship.
Tony is not "falling back" just because we turn our clocks back this weekend.
Patented is an adhesive tape comprising a backing and a layer of adhesive on the backing.
But, when I heard The Great Divide (TGD) was back together, with Mike McClure back on lead vocals I felt like a kid in a candy store with a fist full of birthday cash.
If your closet is a narrow walk-in, place double hang clothing across the back, which visually brings the back wall forward and relieves the tunnel effect of a narrow closet.
Chiefs' Charles right back at it as league's best big-play back.
He says that when panels are primed in the factory, some primer ends up on the back of the boards as they pass over the rollers, but this isn't a half-hearted attempt at priming the backs.
The Privateers hit over.300 in back-to-back matches for the first time since 2009 to open the streak with home wins over Alcorn State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, before heading out on the road to top Southern in four sets.
Occupy movement protesters march through Uptown Charlotte, where the Democratic National Convention is being held, chanting "Money out of politics" and "They say cut back, we say fight back.
Among mainline Protestants , 44 percent back Romney and 28 percent back Obama.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's presidential council on Wednesday rejected a draft provincial elections law and sent it back to parliament for reworking — a major blow to hopes that the U.S.-backed vote can be held this year.
Southern's Jags push forward with back-to-back wins.
The coherent pull-back of I along ˜X → X is invertible and the latter morphism is universal for that property: any morphism from a scheme to X for which coherent pull-back of I is invertible factorizes over ˜X .
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The signal is subsequently reversed in time and reemitted back into the medium; that is, the part of the signal that was recorded last is sent back ﬁrst.
Time Reversal for Classical Waves in Random Media
In other words, the 0-truncation of RM gives back M when restricted to the image of j , while its 1-truncation gives back M1 .
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Then the pul l-back of f ∗D + R under some birational contraction g : X ′ → X has a Zariski decomposition in Fujita sense if and only if this decomposition exists for the pul l-back of D under some birational contraction h : Z ′ → Z .
On Zariski decomposition problem
Using these isometries we can take two copies of our initial manifold, excise the balls |µ| > µ0 and glue the two remaining parts ‘back to back’ along the two boundaries µ = µ0 and µ = −µ0 .
Close encounters of black holes
Hence, by Lemma 7.2, if the pull-back of eA ⊙ A w.r.t. σ ⊙ σ−1 equals A ⊙ eA, the connection eA is the pull-back of A w.r.t. σ . 7.2.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
H is the pull-back of a plane in P3 , Ei is the pull-back of Ei on X (for all 1 ≤ i ≤ 8) and Ei,j is the exceptional quadric corresponding to li,j (for all 1 ≤ i < j ≤ 4).
Base locus of linear systems on the blowing-up of P^3 along at most 8 general points
Then go back to open boundarie s and relax back to stability.
Playing with sandpiles
To answer this question, we analyze the relative positions of particles that are mobile in back-to-back time intervals ∆t12 = ∆t and ∆t23 = ∆t, respectively.
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
If we have such a test, we can recognize when the random walk is back at a location x and at which times it is back at locations x and y .
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
As in the previous proposition, we can show that there exists a ﬁnite cover N ′ of N such that the pull-back P ′ of ˆP to N ′ is endowed with a closed connection form, such that the closed connection form induced on its etale cover is deﬁned on U ′ i = P ′ ×N Ui by the pull-back of Ωi by P ′ ×N Ui → Ui .
Gerbes, 2-gerbes and symplectic fibrations
Pull-back. — For f : Z → Z ′ in Def k we have a natural pull-back morphism f ∗ : K0(RDef exp Z ′ ) → K0 (RDef exp Z ), induced by ﬁber product.
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle
We study HLT selections for two samples of events: back-to-back di-jets of diﬁerent transverse energies and an inclusive QCD sample.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The second case occurs when another back edge connects (ux → uy ) to one of the tree edges covered only by it; this can be identiﬁed either by the existence of the back edge (ux → uk ) (Figure 8(f )) or by the existence of the back edge (uj → uy ) (Figure 8(g)).
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs
The ﬁfth and last case happens when another back edge connects two edges covered only by (ux → uy ), which can be identiﬁed by the existence of a back edge from the parent of v1 to uk (Figure 8(j)).
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs