renege on (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: on, renege
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

renege on

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.
See also: on, renege
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The Claimant had reneged on the purchase due to a fall in prices without any fault on the part of the Respondent.
Since the Claimant had reneged on the deal, he forfeited the deposit he had paid.
The Court of Appeal held that it was clear in the case that the amount paid to the Respondent company by the Claimant was a deposit paid towards the deal and that it was subject to forfeit in the event the Claimant reneged on the deal.
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Officials of the Enterprise Bank in Nigeria have alleged that the staff at the company's human resource service provider, First Spring Franchise Services, reneged on an agreement that had been arrived at between they and the company.
A young lab technician said (after repeating the rumor of the health care organization that reneged on its job offers), "My only responsibility is to myself, to cut the best deal I can.