Formal meetings have a special vocabulary. Many of the words seem simple, but the meanings may be different than what you expect.
If a conversation is going in a new direction and you want to return to a previous point, you can circle back.
In business, it’s very common for discussions to be directed away from the main point as new ideas, issues, or related topics come up. If you would like to refocus everyone’s attention to the main point of a discussion, you can circle back to it.
You can use this expression as a statement or a question. Here are some examples of how to use this phrase:
We generally prefer to discuss things we understand rather than things we don't, and that can be a big problem in interviews and meetings.
Asking questions in meetings can be tough, even for native speakers. For non-native speakers, doing it in English can be a nightmare.