Idiom: fall back on
Idiom: fall back on (something)
- something else to support someone after problem, failure, etc.
- Life insurance gives your family something to fall back on if something happens to you.
- I packed some extra food so you'll have something to fall back on if the stores are closed when you arrive.
- We'll have to fall back on our savings if my husband doesn't get a new job soon.
- After the hurricane destroyed our home, we were very lucky that our cousin had extra furniture and other resources that we could fall back on.
- There is very little for survivors of the tsunami to fall back on because the economy was devastated.
- Food stamps is social program that needy people can fall back on to get food for their families in difficult times.
- What can we fall back on if the convention center isn't available on that date?
- In the winter, we frequently have to fall back on our generator when the electricity goes out.
- resort to
- turn to
- look to
- draw on
- have recourse to
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