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Break a promise. Reverse course. Go forward then return to restart a different direction. (Compare to Indian giver.)

“After the boss said we would get a raise, he backtracked and said it won’t happen.”

“We walked for hours and discovered we were going in the wrong direction so we backtracked and started walking the other way.”

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