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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. © 2015 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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