Definition of “fall back on something” - English Dictionary

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fall back on something

phrasal verb with fall us /fɔl/ verb past tense fell /fel/ , past participle fallen /ˈfɔ·lən/

to use something for help because no other choice is available:

The organization has no income and no reserves to fall back on.

(Definition of “fall back on something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)