Circle Back

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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.
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He was crying with sheer rage and eagerness as he circled back and forth for a chance to spring in.
Joan rode on among the avenues of young cocoanut-palms, saw a hornbill, followed it in its erratic flights to the high forest on the edge of the plantation, heard the cooing of wild pigeons and located them in the deeper woods, followed the fresh trail of a wild pig for a distance, circled back, and took the narrow path for the bungalow that ran through twenty acres of uncleared cane.
Thence the battle circled back over Niagara, and then suddenly the Germans, as if at a preconcerted signal, broke and dispersed, going east, west, north, and south, in open and confused flight.
Farther and farther into the little wood Bradley led the hunters, permitting them to approach ever closer; then he circled back again toward the clearing, evidently to the great delight of the Wieroos, who now followed more leisurely, awaiting the moment when they should be beyond the trees and able to use their wings.
local time but the flight circled back to the airport for a technical check of the aircraft, which carried 218 passengers and 14 flight crew.
However, authorities circled back to a previous report from a Howard Beach resident who called police with reports of Lewis acting suspiciously near the area back in May.
Dunn had tried going alone as an independent artist but has since circled back and signed with Nash Icon Records.
His audience exploded, so he circled back to his original goal, and the response was overwhelming.
They circled back around to start a business together in the same small town, launching Spirit Hounds Distillers last fall.
My buddy, Jason Barton, and I quickly recovered and circled back around to cut off where we felt the bucks would move along the edge of the timber.
In an e-mail to Nieman Reports, she wrote, "After more than 11 years away, I have circled back to California, to San Francisco, and here is where 'The World' means a perfect fit.
Now 34, Mr Pasic spoke in English, describing how he and his mother eventually circled back to their home village and described his excitement at their return.