ask back


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ask someone back

 
1. [for a host or hostess] to invite someone to come again (at a later time or to another similar event). After the way you behaved, they'll never ask us back. They had been asked back a number of times, but they never came.
2. [for someone who has been a guest] to invite a previous host or hostess to come to an event. We've had the Smiths to dinner five times. I think it's time they asked us back. I don't care if they ask us back or not.
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One source, who asked not to be named, said: "It is unheard of for SDEA officers to ask back to the ranks and it signals unrest.