back-pedal

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backtrack

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break your word

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Home full-back Lee Vaughan's clearance whizzed across his own penalty area to the opposite side and Jamie Mullan controlled the errant ball and smashed a low show past keeper Danny Lewis and two back-pedalling defenders.
Every SPL goalkeeper starts back-pedalling when they see me lining up to take centre for Aberdeen as they are wary of what I am up to.
Wilson drove wide and Jack Lewis' long delivery had Roberts desperately back-pedalling, but Town were generally lacking in penetration.
ROMANIA has not only failed to crack down on its serious corruption problems, its government has been back-pedalling, the latest European Commission monitoring report on its probity has said.
The back-pedalling comes amid growing unhappiness in the shadow cabinet at the current proposal which discriminates against single-parents and couples where both work.
However, the luck was with the Germans as a speculative lob by Reinhard Libuda 11 minutes from the end of extra-time somehow ricocheted off a back-pedalling Ron Yeats and into the net for Borussia''s winning goal.
Resuming on 142 for three after lunch, Michael Hussey failed to add to his interval score of 39 as he edged Steyn to JP Duminy in the gully and Brad Haddin scored 18 before he lofted spinner Harris to the same fielder back-pedalling at deep mid-on.
The Grecians scored the only goal of the game after 20 minutes when Moxey's attempted cross deflected off Paul Arnison, looped high into the air, over the head of the back-pedalling Rhys Evans and landed in the bottom corner.
The midfielder picked up the ball on halfway before running at a back-pedalling United defence and letting fly with a 25-yard curler, which crept inside Srnicek's post.
Jason Turner came close to breaking the deadlock when his deflected shot had Afandiyev back-pedalling but the big keeper managed to claw the ball off his goaline.
After spending almost the entire second half back-pedalling furiously, United won with Darren Fletcher's first-half header ending Chelsea's 40-match unbeaten record.
This back-pedalling on the time frame for conducting due diligence by CDC makes CDC's proposal even more uncertain than their initial proposal that was rejected by the Special Committee on November 18.
If you can get on that front foot then life is a lot easier than if you are back-pedalling.
His attempt at back-pedalling was also met with scorn by the British press, many of whom questioned Mr Romney's apparent un-statesmanlike behaviour.
Even when challenged, rather than back-pedalling and apologizing, the man launched into a self-justification exercise.