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    cast back

    Hi

    The officer had emitted the opinion that in warfare one should "never cast back on the lines of a mistake".


    Could someone explain to me what this means, please.


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    Re: cast back

    A hunting term - when hounds lose the scent on the trail, they cast around in order to find it again - if you watch dogs, they move backwards and forwards as they follow or look for a scent. never cast back on the lines of a mistake": don't follow up pointless trails.

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