drop back

dropback

[drop-bak]
noun
a lowering, as of prices or standards, especially to a previous level: Auto manufacturers requested a dropback in emissions standards.

Origin:
noun use of verb phrase drop back

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drop back

Step back, retreat. For example, When it was time for a group picture, Mary dropped back.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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