refer back to

refer someone back to someone or something

to suggest that someone go back to someone or something, such as the source. I referred the client back to the lawyer she had originally consulted. Tom referred the customer back to the manufacturer who had made the shoddy product.
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refer something back to someone or something

 and refer something back
to send something back to someone or a group for action. Dr. Smith knows more about this kind of case, so I referred it back to him. They referred back all the bills.
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Because when you look back at your career these are the games you will refer back to and that's the message to the players, not to waste this opportunity.
Therefore, rather than criticising me for being petty, I would have thought that he would have welcomed the opportunity to refer back to the primary source of my argument.
It's something we have to refer back to in case of any allegations that we have.
The basics of economic development refer back to the mining of local capacity.
If you have never cooked rice before, first refer back to the May/June 2001 issue of Vegetarian Journal, available online at <www.
For more about Danticat, you might want to refer back to David Barsamian's fascinating interview with her in our October 2003 issue, which is available on our website, www.
Instead, objects bring an unexpected aggressiveness into the overall picture--again, though, as components that refer back to nothing concrete.
To refer back to the example of the fast against communalism, people who fasted that day did so not necessarily because they were Muslims, Christians, or Hindus, but perhaps because they were individuals committed to promoting religious pluralism.
If I feel barriers creeping back up, I can refer back to the book to reinforce the benefits.
According to Walsh, one of the advantages of the CD-ROM course is the ability to refer back to the materials at any time.
But they also were able to take really good notes so that when they came back and we were having class discussion about what went on, they had good recall because they could refer back to those notes easily.
Readers, whether they are farmers, dealers or salespeople, can refer back to a print ad weeks after a publication arrives.
Both the 'none' and the 'it' refer back to 'honor,' so Banquo is saying 'So long as I don't lose my honor (my personal integrity) in trying to gain honor (rewards), and so long as I can act with a clear conscience, I'll listen to your advice.
I always enjoy reading your magazine but these articles were packed with information that I will refer back to over and over.
I have to refer back to one of my opening comments--unless you've got an automated tape system, there's no such thing as unattended backup if you have more data than you have tape capacity.