turn (one's) back to (someone or something)

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turn (one's) back to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to turn so that one is facing away from someone or something. Now, turn your back to the camera and look over shoulder. Great, perfect! Elise turned her back to her mother and pouted over not being allowed to buy the doll she wanted.
2. To ignore, abandon, or disregard someone or something. The government turned its back to the thousands of employees laid off during the financial crisis. Don't turn your back to your country and your culture—they're important parts of who you are.
See also: back, to, turn
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