Meaning of “go back on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"go back on sth" in British English

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go back on sth

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone

(Definition of “go back on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go back on sth" in Business English

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go back on sth

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us verb going, went, gone

to not keep a promise, or to change a decision or agreement:

The government looks likely to go back on its decision to close the mines.

(Definition of “go back on sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)