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renege on (something)

To withdraw from or fail to do or carry out something, such as a given commitment, promise, plan, or situation. People are beginning to worry that the president is going to renege on his campaign promises. The merger was all set to move forward, but the other company reneged on the agreement at the last possible moment.
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renege on something

to go back on one's promise or commitment. I am mad at you because you reneged on your promise! I did not renege on what I promised.
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renege on

v.
To fail to carry out some promise or commitment; go back on a promise or commitment: If I had known that you would renege on your contract, I never would have hired you.
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Therefore making unjustified claims that you are going to renege on your fair share of debt is one of the most irresponsible things a potential leader of an independent Scotland could be saying.
If, as seems likely, the new Islamic-leaning leadership in Egypt reneges on the deal, will that mean that the Sinai will be given to Israel?
Although it is impossible to fix a precise probability on whether Congress will actually renege, thinking through all the possible scenarios for individuals in different circumstances can help a financial planner devise a prudent strategy.
Local and state underwriting associations, with laudable exceptions, wither, thank you sir, may we have even less?--as petty-cash-obsessed insurers renege on even minimalist support and should-be members balk at shelling out the dollar equivalent of a DVD and stay away in droves.
If you can suspend enough disbelief to think that two popes will commit suicide, contemporary cardinals will commit murder and mayhem, and the Catholic church will renege on previous teachings and allow abortion, priests to marry, negate papal infallibility, and condone nearly all other matters that would fall under the heading of sin--then you can go ahead and enjoy an otherwise suspenseful tale of intrigue.
Many other companies renege on health insurance promises made to retirees.
Responding to anger over Topping's retention deal, chairman Gareth Davies said: "I am a man of my word and I will not renege on that deal."
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Then when they hit the jackpot, without a second thought they renege on what they have promised.
During the last week we've seen our Government renege on a promise made at the last election, and our much respected and beloved Assembly in Cardiff award itself a pay rise of 8.3%.
BMI, which is being bought by German carrier Lufthansa, had decided to "renege" on the deal and freeze pay this year, said Balpa.
George Gillett and Tom Hicks seem likely to renege on theirs at Liverpool.
Sir - The New Labour Government is to renege on a deal with the police to save pounds 30m and thus save the country from the economic disaster of inflation.