back down

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To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to

I was going to sue them, but now I'm going to have to back down.

remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
give up, give in, withdraw
If you back down, you withdraw a claim, demand, or commitment that you made earlier, because other people are strongly opposed to it. It's too late to back down now He had to back down on plans to backdate the tax changes
move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"
An act of backing down; a retraction or withdrawal
{i} giving up; withdrawal from a previously held position; complete surrender
A receding or giving up; a complete surrender
a retraction of a previously held position
back down