cut back to

cut back to (someone or something)

To return to a shot of someone or something, as in TV or film. After that flashback, we'll cut back to the happy couple, who don't look quite so happy anymore.
See also: back, cut

cut back to someone or something

[for a film or television camera] to return to a picture of someone or something. Suddenly, the camera cut back to the reporter, whounprepared—just stood there. The scene cut back to the veranda overlooking the bay.
See also: back, cut
References in classic literature ?
A child on the watch, came towards them to beg; and Miss Bickerton, excessively frightened, gave a great scream, and calling on Harriet to follow her, ran up a steep bank, cleared a slight hedge at the top, and made the best of her way by a short cut back to Highbury.
Or if they are growing up a trunk they can be pollarded - cut back to the top of the trunk.
The participants averaged 3,600 mg of sodium a day when they entered the study, so they cut back to 2,600 to 2,800 mg a day during the first 1 1/2 to 3 years of the study (intakes weren't measured afterwards).
A Ideally the best time to prune the large macrophylla hydrangeas, be they the Lace cap or hortensia types, is spring, when the stems should be cut back to ground level.
A TOURIST was stranded on cliffs for eight hours after trying to take a short cut back to her lodgings.
The entire plant should be cut back to the ground EVERY winter.
In such cases, cut back to the uppermost new shoots.
When asked to cut back to save $20 a week themselves, men and women were remarkably similar:
Every two years, it should be cut back to ground level.
Most ornamental grasses, on the other hand, may be cut back to ground level without a second thought.
Regular trailing ivy can become a problem if, once established, it is not cut back to the ground every few years.
At the same time, many arborists, including Turney, frown upon the practice of topping trees, in which main branches are cut back to stubs.
She said that in January bushes should be cut back significantly, noting that some of her hybrid roses that tower at 6 feet are cut back to 2 feet.
If plants have grown leggy, however, they can be cut back to encourage shrubbier growth.
And stems not cut back to stronger, thicker canes make weak foundations for heavy blooms, said Jan Stafford, president of Simi Valley's Busy Hands Garden Club.