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“fall back on sth” in British English

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fall back on sth

phrasal verb with fall uk /fɔːl/ us /fɑːl/ verb fell, fallen

(Definition of “fall back on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fall back on sth” in Business English

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fall back on sth

phrasal verb with fall uk /fɔːl/ us verb fell, fallen

to have something you can use or do if what you originally planned to use or do is not available or not possible:

The company can always fall back on its core business if any of the subsidiaries fail.
We had to fall back on our personal savings to pay our business overheads.

(Definition of “fall back on sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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