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What does turn one's back on mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

turn one's back on


If you turn your back on someone you ignore, deny, or reject them.
To turn one's back on may also mean to abandon or forsake.

Other related idioms:

To give someone the cold shoulder.
To cut someone dead.


He couldn't turn his back on his ex-wife even if she cheated on him.

John turned his back on his old friends when he won the lottery.

This idiom is in the parts of the body category

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