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receive back

To obtain, take, or acquire someone or something back (from someone, something, or some place). A noun or pronoun can be used between "receive" and "back." I finally received back the things the police had confiscated during their search. We received the patient back from the ICU so we could continue to monitor his progress.
See also: back, receive
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

receive someone or something back

to get someone or something back. Martha received her husband back after his escapade. I sent a letter off with the wrong postage and received it back two weeks later.
See also: back, receive
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A new study has revealed that even though the region pays more than anywhere else in total licence fees, it receives back by far the least expenditure from the corporation - a situation described as an "absolute scandal".
O'Connell said that many of the notes she receives back tell about how her card arrived on the right day.
1031(a) provides that a taxpayer that transfers depreciable property held for use in its business and receives back solely property of like kind to be held for productive use in its business (i.e., a like-kind exchange) does not recognize gain or loss on the exchange.