- a lowering, as of prices or standards, especially to a previous level: Auto manufacturers requested a dropback in emissions standards.
Origin of dropback
noun use of verb phrase drop back
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Idioms and Phrases with drop back
Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.
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