crawl back to (one)

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crawl back to (one)

To return to someone in a dejected or humbled fashion. Maybe if you went crawling back to your boss, you could get your job back.
See also: back, crawl

crawl back to someone

Fig. to go back to someone humbly, perhaps asking for forgiveness. I knew you would come crawling back to me! I wouldn't crawl back to him for all the tea in China.
See also: back, crawl
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FRANCESCO GUIDOLIN couldn't resist a dig at Udinese after the Serie A side came crawling back to him last week.