dropback

[ drop-bak ]
/ ˈdrɒpˌbæk /

noun

a lowering, as of prices or standards, especially to a previous level: Auto manufacturers requested a dropback in emissions standards.

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Origin of dropback

noun use of verb phrase drop back
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Idioms and Phrases with drop back

drop back

Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.

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