crawl back to

crawl back to someone

Fig. to go back to someone humbly, perhaps asking for forgiveness. I knew you would come crawling back to me! I wouldn't crawl back to him for all the tea in China.
See also: back, crawl
References in classic literature ?
Thrice he attempted to turn himself upon his hands and knees, that he might crawl back to his death, but in the few hours that he had lain there he had become too weak to return to Thuran's side.
The little pink sloth-thing became shy and left me, to crawl back to its natural life once more among the tree-branches.
the houses we desire, the blue pools we long to crawl back to in summer.
Finally, let us have a national referendum on hunting so that the few who wish to resume this despicable practice will be silenced once and for all and can crawl back to the Middle Ages .
Now the betting is that our Tories will have to abjectly crawl back to this group if they are play a role in the Parliament.
Will she let him begin the crawl back to her or accept the love that Matthew has to give?
He had to crawl back to his milk float on his hands and knees, covered in blood.
I was so absolutely knackered from recording five shows back-to-back in a day that I barely had the energy to crawl back to the hotel - just like Chris.
If I put him down after bathing him he tries to crawl back to the bathroom
Force them to crawl back to work on their hands and knees.
And why, when they had let the Simply Red star go after six hours of interviewing, did it take three officers to crawl back to the Surrey mansion and explain that it had all been a mistake?
Will those people who provided the false information be punished, or do they just crawl back to their bitter, self-serving existence?
And that's when you crawl back to your desk and want to do discovery.
I'd encourage people to stay away and see how long it takes greedy dentists to crawl back to the NHS.
The cat managed to crawl back to its home in Gibson Crescent, Bedworth.