go back on your 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 ˌback on your ˈwordnot do what you have promised; break a promise: He said he wouldn’t charge more than €150, but he went back on his word and gave me an invoice for €200.
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- (one) doesn't give a rip (about something)
- (one) could use (something)
- (one) doesn't give a hoot (about something)
- (one) won't hear of (something)
- (one) never would have guessed
- (one's) heart is set on (something)
- (someone/something) gets the job done
- (one) could stand (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- (something) to go on