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lead back

1. Of a path or route, to continue to one's point of origin. I think this trail will lead back to our campsite. There are a few roads leading back to New Jersey, but this one is definitely the fastest.
2. To guide or direct someone or something to some point of origin. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "back." We've set up markers along these rocks to help lead hikers back to the proper trail. The dense network of nerves lead the signal back to the brain at incredible speeds.
See also: back, lead
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lead someone or something back (to someone or something)

to guide someone or something back to someone or something. Someone will have to lead me back to camp. I just know I'll get lost if I go by myself. The park ranger led back the hikers to their tent. I will lead them back.
See also: back, lead

lead back (to some place)

[for a pathway] to return to a place. This path leads back to the camp. I hope it leads back. It seems to be going the wrong way.
See also: back, lead
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Francis Aldersley looks at the conservatory (still as invitingly cool and empty as ever); leads her back to it; and places her on a seat among the shrubs.
This leads her back to working at the hospital, caught up in medical mayhem - which prompts her to question her future.
With the help of her subordinate Detective Dylan Harrison, Alex begins to reconstruct her brother's hours preceding his death, and every avenue she explores leads her back to her father and the three women who were murdered 17 years ago.
A journalist by training, the now 27-year-old Robinson chronicles her adult search for her birth family, a quest that leads her back to Korea, eventually to stay a year on a scholarship to learn the Korean language and culture about which she had been taught nothing.
One path leads her back to the squalor of an overcrowded orphanage in her home country and the real prospect of an early death.
Determined to stay on the right track, Shelby has recommitted her life to the Lord and has begun to attend weekly bible study and Sunday church services, but one night of backsliding and hanging out at the club leads her back into the life she desperately tired to avoid.