ask back


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ask back

To invite someone to return to a place. A noun can be used between "ask" and "back." Because so many people came to my last talk, I've been asked back to the college. If you kids keep misbehaving, they won't ask us back!
See also: ask, back

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.
See also: ask, back
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On the fateful day, Odhiambo who was visibly drunk, went to Ms Mwende to ask back his panga and the cruel incident happened.She reported the matter at Central Police Station under OB No.
However, there is a possibility that Brussels would ask back the EU money invested in roads in Bulgaria," Plevneliev said.
Red Dragon's marketing manager Eirwen Parker said: ``We were particularly keen to ask back some of the upand-coming acts whose performances went down well at the Coopers Field concert and are confident everyone who comes along to the Big Weekend will enjoy a fantastic afternoon.''
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."