crawl back to (one)(redirected from crawling back to them)
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.
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.