EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACKDOWN
The "minute-men" declared Mr. Toombs' letter was a backdown.
It looks first-rate to a fellow that hasn't got any backdown in him.
Hard words and a wrangle followed, but Smith did not change expression, and there was a backdown.
Mr. Greeley's "On to Richmond" backdown was not more sad to me, not half so sad.