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rare back

verb phrase

To gather one's strength; poise oneself for action: She rared back and let him have it

[1930s+; fr the verb rear, and the image of a horse rearing on its hind legs]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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