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pop back

To return (to some place) very quickly or briefly. A: "I think you left your watch here." B: "Dang it. OK, I'll pop back tomorrow to pick it up." I forgot to remind Darlene about the meeting in the morning—let me just pop back real quick to tell her.
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pop back (for something)

to come back to a place for just a moment. Okay, I think I can pop back for a minute. I have to pop back for something I forgot.
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The English punk rockers had hit records and appeared on Top of the Pops back in the day and were genuine pop contenders.
So before he pops back to Walford to reprise his role as Grant Mitchell, watch his latest investigation into issues facing Britain - child sexual exploitation, alcohol abuse, and in this episode, immigration.
Jenny's startled |when Sophie pops back to the house
Wenger used to manage tonight's opponents Monaco and still pops back occasionally to visit his money.
If it slides out smoothly and pops back in when you release it, the valve's OK.
Byrne, who pops back to appear on RTE's The Panel, now lives near London with wife Claire but has no plans to return to Ireland in the near future.
This film pops back and forth between key episodes in the life of Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) as his moral outrage suffers setback after setback.
It happens when George Sunday pops back to Ultron for a game of poker and gambles away his body, which is surely a reckless thing for a married father-of-two to do.
The man's face then pops back into shape accompanied by metallic sound affects.
He pops back and forth in time a lot, which is occasionally confusing (and makes the absence of an index all the more irritating) but generally helps to keep things interesting.
It's the finest game of this generation, and a suitable way to sign-off on PS3, before it pops back up on PS4...
Then, over in EastEnders, the formidable Peggy Mitchell pops back to Albert Square to sort out son Phil, with the legendary Barbara Windsor thrilled to rejoin her screen "family" for the one-off episode.
Gwen pops back NO DOUBT Settle Down An impressive comeback that shows whatever Gwen Stefani and co have been doing during their nine-year lay-off, they have stayed wise to developments on pop's party frontier.
POPS BACK: Live Aid and, left, in 1999 Picture: JASON FRASER
WHEN baldy Phil Mitchell pops back up in Albert Square this autumn, viewers should make the most of it.