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this is my first post on this site. So please bear with me. I am looking for a phrasal verb which is really common but I cant really remember it right now.

My phrase is :

"They stated they needed the change on their application and once it was done they [insert phrasal verb]..."

The one I am looking for is something like back off on their statement or maybe the said they actually did not need it.

I apologize to everybody in advance if my question is out of topic for this site. Phrasal verbs are actually hard to learn for a person who speaks English as a second tongue.

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    They backed off? Climbed down? – FumbleFingers Jan 24 '18 at 13:37
  • yeah. back off is one. google.com/… I am almost sure there was another one I heard like a million times and I still dont remember it – Matias Barrios Jan 24 '18 at 13:40
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    If they made a lot of fuss about needing that change, perhaps they calmed down once they'd got it. You need to give more detail about the exact nature of how their position/actions changed. – FumbleFingers Jan 24 '18 at 13:51
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    Can you describe a little more the feeling behind it? You could say "changed their mind", or "walked it back"...but I would also suggest changing the "...and once it was done..." to "...but once it was done", which signals a reversal a little better. – BruceWayne Jan 24 '18 at 15:05
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I suggest you start at thesaurus.com here: http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/back%20off?s=t
It's actually quite good with phrasal verbs.

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