Sentence Examples


  • A woman wants to know that a man has a decent career, but flashing money around just for the sake of showing off may backfire.
  • Sneaking around trying to determine if your partner is cheating could backfire on you if he is not cheating.
  • Don't Fake a Connection: As social media expert Heidi Miller explains, pretending you know someone will not only fail as a connection technique, it will likely backfire and make your own reputation suffer.
  • Proposing on Valentine's Day may initially seem to be a wonderfully romantic gesture, but in reality it can backfire if the couple is not ready for the commitment or if the proposal is not staged properly.
  • Owners tend to give their pets food and treats as a way of showing affection, but this habit can backfire if it isn't practiced with some restraint.