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Backtrack on something vs Track back to something

backtrack on somethingreverse one’s position or policy, especially as a result of other people’s opposition:

  • He has backtracked on what he told the public during his campaign.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase be back on track—return to one’s normal activities:

  • Within a few months, she was back on track, selling to Canadian shops through a distributor.

track back to somethingfollow smth. back to its source:

  • We will need to be able to track back to key decisions, and understand why and how they were made.