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step back

Definition of step back in English:

Mentally withdraw from a situation in order to consider it objectively: I have had to step back and take an honest look at my way of working
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  • Think about how difficult it is for some couples to step back from passion to consider contraception.
  • We are uncomfortable with slow things because we have to step back and consider them.
  • Maybe if you step back from the situation and see it from a rational point of view you might see that things are not as bad as they seem.
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