Definition of throw back on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

throw back on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

throw somebody back on something

 
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[usually passive] to force somebody to rely on something because nothing else is available There was no TV so we were thrown back on our own resources (= had to entertain ourselves).
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