to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like. Contemporary Examples The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Happy, back-stabbing Homemaker Before White played a golden girl, she played a mean girl. Betty White’s 15 Funniest Moments The Daily Beast Video January 16, 2010 noun actions or remarks that are […]
a wall, wire screen, or the like, serving to prevent a ball from going too far beyond the normal playing area. Baseball. the catcher. a person or thing that serves as a support, safeguard, or reinforcement: There were technicians on board as backstops to the automated controls. to act as a backstop. to act as […]
stressing simplicity and adherence to fundamental principles: The movement suggests a back-to-basics approach to living for those whose lives have become complicated. emphasizing or based upon the teaching of such basic subjects as reading, arithmetic, grammar, or history in a traditional way.
adjective advocating or practicing a simpler way of life Contemporary Examples Of all the people to look up to for a back-to-nature stance, why the monster from Spahn Ranch? Mrs. Manson, Hometown Antihero Justin Glawe November 23, 2014 Historical Examples This is not a plea for a back-to-nature movement, for the simple life, for a […]