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.
After pilots reported smoke coming from one of the jet's engines, the plane circled back toward Kaohsiung while dumping fuel over the Taiwan Strait and awaiting clearance for its landing.
The Friends co-stars were boarding a flight headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when their plane circled back and landed at an airport in Ontario, California after a wheel apparently fell off during take-off.
A statement issued by Airbus Company mentioned that the BelugaXL "literally looks like a whale." The plane took off from France's Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and circled back. The statement reported that the BelugaXL will fly for 600 hours to complete its flight test for more than ten months, before entering into actual service in 2019; pointing out that the BelugaXL aircraft carrier program was launched in November 2014.
We circled back to town through this beautiful medieval deer park with tree-lined avenues, a dog-friendly cafe and a wooden adventure playground.
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.
Speaking to "Taste of Country," the country star said, "If you're gonna be heard, you have to get on radio." 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.