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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!
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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.
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Having Ozturk back for the run-in has been a huge boost for Hearts as they seek to nail down a return to European action at the first time of asking back in the Premiership.
And I think in many ways this film is an opportunity to take a snapshot of history and maybe ask the same questions that young people were asking back then: 'Why?
That's how much a Chicago-based company, The Ticket Reserve, was asking back in April for what it calls an initial issuance price for anyone willing to take a small risk in the insane process of scrambling to find an entrance pass to the NFL's championship game should the Chargers actually be there.