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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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