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English definition of “if/when push comes to shove”

if/when push comes to shove

informal
If you say that something can be done if push comes to shove , you mean that it can be done if the situation becomes so bad that you have to do it: If push comes to shove , we'll just have to sell the car .Lack of freedom to act
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