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a step backwards

(also a backward step)
going back to a worse or less developed state: The changes that have been introduced are being seen as a step backwards.
Translations of “a step backwards”
in Chinese (Traditional) 退步,倒退…
in Chinese (Simplified) 退步,倒退…
(Definition of a step backwards from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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