turn one's back

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turn one's back

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To cease paying attention to something.
    As soon as I turned my back, he started writing on the wall.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic, with "on") To forsake, to abandon; to ignore.
    He got off to a strong start, only to turn his back on the project two months later.
  3. (intransitive) To turn away, as when fleeing or in contempt.

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