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get (or go) back to nature

Definition of get or go back to nature in English:

Return to the type of life (regarded as being in tune with nature) that existed before the development of industrial societies: we must get back to nature and question the use of anything which threatens the environment
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  • A former gravel pit near Ripon has become a haven for thousands of birds since it went back to nature.
  • The family on the farm had no idea the hen had gone back to nature and had been laying her eggs in a disused trough in the loft.
  • It really allows you to get back to nature, focus on what's important - it's like taking a vacation without actually going anywhere.
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