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- back to the drawing board,
- back to the salt mines,
- back to the wall,
- back up,
- back vent,
- back water,
- back yard,
- back, sack, and crack,
Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.
an unopposed or easy victory.
any task easily done.
Gymnastics. a vertical rotation of the body from a standing position, performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time (front walkover) or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor (back walkover).
Origin of walkover
First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase walk over
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informal an easy or unopposed victory
- the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
- a race won in this way
verb walk over (intr, mainly preposition)
(also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
informal to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
informal to take advantage of (someone)
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