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Circle Back

Slang; to discuss an issue after it was previously discussed, especially if nothing was decided. For example, if a board of directors tables an agenda item and then discusses it at the next meeting, it could be said to be circling back to the issue.
References in classic literature ?
The tiresome maneuvering had carried them about in circles back and forth across the harbor, but by it Number Thirteen had himself learned something of the proper method of propelling and steering his craft.
Part III circles back around to describe the development of the instruments through the longitudinal Children in Care study, and presents psychometric validation of the scales.
Thus, after all the talking, the author circles back to square one and says he'll still use trail cameras but never says what "smarter" means or how to apply those smarts.
The book's closing poem, "Where it Softened," circles back, like the elusive fox at the beginning, to find the author "not baptized but cleansed" when she falls through ice into a mortally cold river.
On page 97 of Making the Alphabet Dance, a 26-word ladder is presented in which the last word circles back to join the first one, and each letter of the alphabet is used in a step of the ladder.
Andre is known in basketball circles back home in St James just outside Bridgetown as "the coach's son".
By the end of the book, Roach circles back around to her title and reveals she's a firm supporter of going to Mars - no matter what kind of wacky experiments it's going to take to figure out how the human body can sustain 500 days without gravity.
Each chapter is itself a tantalizing buildup toward an unrealized revelation, and the collective narrative, tied together by minor plot threads and larger thematic concerns, eventually circles back to where it started.
And so the conversation inevitably circles back to ``Lady in the Water.
I am inspired by how the entire flock circles back to include the one bird that has gone astray, instead of heading out and leaving it behind.
Our cover story this issue was inspired by a paper that began circulating in environmental circles back in September entitled "The Death Of Environmentalism?
Like Nohrnberg's Analogy of The Faerie Queene, like the Faerie Queene (hereafter FQ) itself, the book rambles and circles back to topics.