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.
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.
The pleasure in this muddled and meandering syntax that circles back in and around itself is painfully thrashed into us with the second quatrain: "A flower stalk jammed / into the narrow neck of a vase / withers with the musty smell of a floor / and the flower is in yesterday's sky.
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.
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.
Beginning with a straightforward account of the outward facts of Spinoza's life (with fictional elaborations), the narrative circles back and behind to reveal the psychological springs of his philosophy.
A woman whose four children were killed circles back to the movement's potential for creating equality and eliminating poverty.
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.
Ending circles back to their music in an open-air concert in Paris.
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.