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Push Back

The phrase 'Push Back' means to move or force someone or something back from someone or something.

Example of Use: "There wasn't enough room, so we pushed back the furniture."

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Interesting fact about Push Back

No one really knows the origin of the idiom 'push back' but the term is certainly an old one. 'Push' has been used as a verb since the early 14th century and comes from the Old French word 'poulser', which is closely related to the Latin word 'pulsare'. Considering that a 'push' can be given in any direction, this term was likely used even before these words gained popularity.