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turn your back on somebody/something

to refuse to help or be involved How can we turn our backs on people who have no homes, no jobs, no hope?
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turn your back on somebody

to refuse to help someone These people are appealing to our government to help them. We can't just turn our backs on them.
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turn your back on something

to stop being involved in something Spain cannot afford to turn its back on tourism.
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