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fall back
 v. phr.— «“He was in fact a member of the Bloods street gang,” said Taylor. “This is no longer true.” Taylor said there was a tape-recorded conversation between Taylor and a confidential informant in which Taylor said he was “falling back from the Bloods, a term meaning he’s trying to leave the gang life.”» —“Former Bloods leader gets 12 years for racketeering” by Linda Stein The Times (Trenton, New Jersey) Dec. 6, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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