go back on word

go back on (one's) word

To not do something one said one would do; to renege on something. People are beginning to worry that the president is going to go back on his word and not lower taxes for lower-income families after all. You made a commitment to support our project, and now you've gone back on your word!
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go back on one's word

 and go back on one's promise; go back on one's pledge
to break a promise that one has made. I hate to go back on my word, but I won't pay you $100 afterall. Going back on your promise makes you a liar.
See also: back, go, on, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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