back off

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To become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.
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I was going to sue, until my legal advisors told me to back off.

Submitted on August 29, 2012

Additional definitions for 'back off':

back offTo move backwards away from something.
back offTo lower the setting of.
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