Sass back - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
To talk back to someone in a rude, impertinent, and disrespectful manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sass" and "back." Don't you dare sass me back like that, son, or I'll tan your hide! He got suspended for school for sassing back to the teacher again.
To respond to someone rudely or inappropriately: If you sass back to your teacher, you'll get sent to the principal's office.
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The win puts Sass back
in the win column and will put the rest of Bellator's lightweight division on alert that the man who once broke a submission world record for consecutive triangle-chokes is back.
Miller: They are the places being built to house those people who supposedly pose a "management problem" within the prison system--not necessarily people who have committed horrendous crimes but people who sass back
or don't go where they're told, etc.