whip back

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w>whip back

(spring, plank)zurückschnellen, zurückfedern
(inf: = go back quickly) → schnell (mal) zurücklaufen
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He put the whip back in its socket, took his foot from the dashboard, pushed his hat back, blew his quid of tobacco into the road, and having thus cleared his mental decks for action, he took his first good look at the passenger, a look which she met with a grave, childlike stare of friendly curiosity.
Lord Maginnis rejected an offer to get the party whip back saying in an email to Mr Nesbitt that he would only come back after a number of conditions, including him resigning as leader, were fulfilled.
It took him three years and three hours in the gym every day to whip back into shape.
We've barely come together and when we have I've changed my whip back to my right hand.
I plucked up the courage to whip back the duvet and we were greeted by the sight of.
2) Or maybe this is the hint for me to whip back into shape (I haven't been such a good boy this winter).
But hang on a moment - wasn't Mr Mitchell a Tory Whip back in the 1990s, when the Conservative government had its own battle with rebels opposed to a controversial European treaty?
Whether you pull off a 'No Footed Can-Can' or a 'Tail Whip Back Flip' depends entirely on which bike you have
She said: "Who knows, I might take the whip back before I leave Parliament.
Fido resembled a Smooth Fox Terrier but with a nonconforming, rounded head and ears she could whip back around her skull so the tips met or telescope out to the side like wings on a prop plane.