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Definition of fall back on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fall back on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

fall back on somebody/something

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to go to someone for support; to have something to use when you are in difficulty I have a little money in the bank to fall back on. She fell back on her usual excuse of having no time. related noun fallback
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