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inch back

To proceed or move backward in very small increments or very gradually. No, I heard about the traffic jam on the radio, but it's taking me forever to even inch back toward the house.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

inch back

to move back very slowly. The trainer inched back from the angry tiger. The tiger inched back and sprang.
See also: back, inch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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