Definition of 'step back'
Example sentences containing 'step back'
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The group needed to be prepared to take a step back to go forward. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nobody is going to step back and worry about him. Christianity Today (2000)To step back and look with new eyes is invaluable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is the moment to step back and think for a while. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At some point he was going to step back. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To answer these questions we need to take a step back and look at the recent past. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tell them both you need to take a step back to think. The Sun (2011)The key is to step back and look at the larger picture. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)Take a step back and think before you buy. The Sun (2013)Take a step back and look at the real picture. The Sun (2013)Step back and think this all through. The Sun (2014)Step back and look at the big picture across the entire globe. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes you have to take a step back and look potentially at where this game can go. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes you have to take a step back to go one forward and sometimes they are just comfortable with what they have. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tell your old flame that you're going to step back from your affair while you see if you can sort out your marriage. The Sun (2015)It's not often you're taking a step back to think about it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It sends the message that we're here and we're not going to step back. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said: 'We have to build again and take two steps back to go forward again. The Sun (2012)Thing is, when you take a step back and think about it, you realise just whose money it is. The Sun (2009)I took a step back and thought about what I wanted to say. The Sun (2012)She is altogether admirable about how she made a virtue of it: 'One of my coping mechanisms was to step back and think about this whole process. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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