Translation: from english

on the back of sth

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  • back sb/sth up — Ⅰ. UK US back sb/sth up Phrasal Verb with back({{}}/bæk/ verb [T] ► to provide support for someone or something: »His warning of the need for good economic housekeeping was backed up by a record current account deficit of £72bn. »She s backed up… …   Financial and business terms

  • plough sth back into sth — UK US plough sth back in/plough sth back into sth Phrasal Verb with plough({{}}UK (US plow) /plaʊ/ verb ► to spend the money that a business has earned on improving that business: »Profits are being ploughed back into the company to allow… …   Financial and business terms

  • turn your back on sth — ► to refuse to be involved in something that you were previously involved in: »He said the country could not turn its back on globalization. Main Entry: ↑turn …   Financial and business terms

  • sell sth back to sth — UK US sell sth back to sb/sth Phrasal Verb with sell({{}}/sel/ verb (sold, sold) ► FINANCE, COMMERCE to sell something to the person you bought it from: »You can cash in your shares by selling them back to the mutual fund …   Financial and business terms

  • (a) pat on the back (for something doing something) — a ˌpat on the ˈback (for sth/for doing sth) idiom (informal) praise or approval for sth that you have done well • He deserves a pat on the back for all his hard work. • Give yourself a pat on the back! Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) pat on the back (for for doing something) — a ˌpat on the ˈback (for sth/for doing sth) idiom (informal) praise or approval for sth that you have done well • He deserves a pat on the back for all his hard work. • Give yourself a pat on the back! Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • break the back of something — british phrase to finish the main part or the hardest part of a piece of work I think we’ve broken the back of the job now. Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: break * * * b …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the back of something — phrase because of something, or helped by something Share prices rose sharply on the back of a rise in profits. Thesaurus: because and because ofsynonym Main entry: back * * * on the back of sth idiom as a result of an achievemen …   Useful english dictionary

  • plough sth back in/plough sth back into sth — UK US plough sth back in/plough sth back into sth Phrasal Verb with plough({{}}UK (US plow) /plaʊ/ verb ► to spend the money that a business has earned on improving that business: »Profits are being ploughed back into the company to allow… …   Financial and business terms

  • know something like the back of your hand — phrase to be very familiar with something, especially a place or way of going somewhere She knows these streets like the back of her hand. Thesaurus: to know something or someonesynonym Main entry: back * * * know (something) like the back of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • know somebody like the back of your hand — know sb/sth inside ˈout | know sb/sth like the back of your ˈhand idiom (informal) to be very familiar with sth • This is where I grew up. I know this area like the back of my hand. Main entry: ↑knowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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