change back

change back

To revert to an earlier state or situation. A noun or pronoun can be used between "change" and "back." I'm sorry, but I just hate this paint color. I think we need to change it back to the neutral shade it was before.
See also: back, change

change something back

to cause something to return to the original or a previous form. Whoever changed the television channel should change it back. Change back the channel to the game!
See also: back, change

change back

((in)to someone or something) to return to the original form. The crisis in Congress changed back to a minor matter within a week. Then Superman changed back into mild-mannered Clark Kent.
See also: back, change

change back

(from something) to return to the original form, state, or selection, from some other form, state, or selection. We are going to change back from our position of last month. We didn't like our new plumber, so we changed back.
See also: back, change
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For Dina Chan, 26, paying Dh14.00 for her 2 cups of coffee that she drinks per day, along with VAT, pushes up her bill to Dh14.70, obliging her to pay Dh15.00 since she can't get a change back.
In her keynote address, Ms Michie said: "We are moving forward with cautious optimism, recognising that oil market fundamentals have changed almost beyond recognition in the last 10 years and that they are not going to change back any time soon.
The MP added: "Although I believe the banking culture has changed in the UK, if employees believe they will never get caught insider trading and manipulating markets, then that culture will soon change back."
Road traffic planners must hold some responsibility for I can't be the only one for whom traffic lights go to red as I approach them, then change back to green some time later with no car or pedestrian seen during this period.
King Creosote & From Scotland with Love The Hub, Edinburgh 15.08.15 TWO drinks at the bar - five pence change back from a tenner.
DAVID CAMERON was right to put climate change back on the agenda in the Queen's speech.
"The change back to SGB has received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from the industry, and, most especially, from our customers."
What appears to be a fun and straight forward tale about a boy whose wish to be a bird comes true, ends up leading to a 'Tales of the Unexpected' style ending where the bird (now boy) tells of how he's reading a story about a bird and boy who trade places but can't change back!
PING THE RESCUE OF EDEN describes how Ping the frog is concerned about imbalances in Eden Pond that drive him to help lead a world stricken by climate change back to harmony.
Ryanair staff have been told to increase profits by avoiding giving change back to passengers Ryanair staff have been told to increase the companyOs profits by avoiding giving change back to passengers when selling them things from the trolley.
The change back to 9mm saved on ammo costs, reduced recoil and allowed many officers to shoot better than they had with the snappy .40s.
After a near two-year silence on the issue, EU officials should be pleased to see US President Barack Obama reinsert climate change back into his policy agenda.
If this is the true situation, I give it a month before the pensioners of Harborne force a change back to the original route for this bus.
Moreover, in case you don't have the exact coin of 25 fils then be prepared to hand out a coin of 50 fils or a dirham and don't even expect your change back because the taxi drivers always have an excuse that they do not have such small change and simply drive off.
He said: "They reckon that is why I got the invitation to give the change back. I have it in my pocket." The image of the world's most powerful man sipping a pint of Guinness went global.