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back down British & World English

Withdraw a claim or assertion in the face of opposition

scale something back/down British & World English

Reduce (or increase) something in size, number, or extent

back down in back British & World English

Withdraw a claim or assertion in the face of opposition

backdown British & World English

An act of backing down

come back to earth British & World English

Return (or cause someone to return) to reality after a period of daydreaming or excitement

back down in back English Thesaurus

the government backed down under pressure from the House of Lords

come back to earth in earth British & World English

Return (or cause someone to return) to reality after a period of daydreaming or excitement