Definition of “a step backwards” - English Dictionary

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“a step backwards” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “a step backwards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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