cede back

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Retailer brands win on value in recessionary times, and rarely cede back ground in good times.
HZPC, a company from Holland, developed the seed that could cede back the humble spud's popularity among the Atkins and South Beach crowd.
The Republicans, he said, "propose to cede back power from the hallowed halls of Congress to the more hallowed kitchen tables of America, where night after night families bow their heads in thanks and make decisions about education, charity, jobs, spending, debt, and values with a wisdom and compassion that no number of agency heads, cabinet secretaries, or members of Congress could ever match.