The "Oriental Hang Back" to a faux exit from a party or other social event in which
the Oriental Hang Backer initially agrees to leave with their
friends but subsequently decides to stay
without informing their
friends. Excuses such as "I'm just going to find the bathroom quickly - I'll meet you guys outside" are often used as an excuse to return to the bar, dance
floor or a romantic acquaintance
doing what they were doing before
to leave in the first place. Oriental Hang Backing
can often be blamed on extreme intoxication, horniness, or FOMO. The term is an antonym to the Irish Exit.
Friend: "Hey man, what happened to you last night? We waited outside for like
while you were
in the bathroom but the girls got cold so we had to take them home..."
Hang Backer: "Sorry dude. I pulled an oriental
hang back and kept trying to make out with some blonde I had just met at the bar..."
Friend: "thanks for the text
you fucker... please tell me you were
at least successful"
Hang Backer: "Nah, apparently she was a waitress there so her manager kicked
me out. I was hammered."