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English definition of “Plan A”

Plan A

noun [S]    
an action or set of actions for doing or achieving something that is preferred to other methods: Plan A for the supermarket's new eco-strategy is to cut the use of plastic bags by 33% in three years.
(Definition of Plan A noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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