Push back

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Definition

to push back (a date, a meeting): to make (a date, a meeting) later, to postpone (a date, a meeting)
idiom

push (the chair) back (under the table): return (the chair) to its original position (under the table)
phrasal verb

Examples

  • "Push the chairs back under the table"
  • "My boss won't be happy, but maybe, just maybe, we can push the deadline back a bit."

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