fling back

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fling back

1. To toss or throw someone or something backwards. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "back." The force of the explosion flung us all back.
2. To return something to someone or some place by tossing or throwing it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "back." Our neighbor wasn't happy when we hit the ball into his yard, but at least he flung it back.
See also: back, fling
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fling someone or something back

 
1. to sling or throw someone or something backwards. I had to fling the child back, away from the fire. I flung back the door and ran out. Walt grabbed at the door and flung it back.
2. to return someone or something by slinging or throwing. She took the little fish and flung it back into the water. Did you fling back the ball to Roger?
See also: back, fling
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Twenty years after ordering the murder of his brother, ageing don Michael Corleone is close to fulfilling his dream of severing his family's Mafia ties and gaining legitimacy, but vengeful enemies and the actions of his hot-headed nephew soon fling him back into a life of crime.
Bradbury, who reckons his side still need at least three wins to confirm their own Premier Division status for another season, added: ``It could be that if David Hart trains tonight after treatment and looks okay I might fling him back although he hasn't played for more than a month but we shall have to wait and see.''