SNAP BACK

snapback

[snap-bak]
noun
1.
a sudden rebound or recovery.
2.
Football. snap ( def 34 ).

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase snap back

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snapback (ˈsnæpˌbæk)
 
n
a sudden rebound or change in direction

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Idioms & Phrases

snap back

Rebound from a setback, recover quickly, as in I think we'll snap back quickly from this business downturn. This idiom transfers the sudden release of tension on, for example, a branch to other kinds of recovery. [First half of 1900s]

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