could always

This page is about the conversational phrase could always


You can say this when making a suggestion or giving advice.

For example

  • "We shouldn't be going to war again!"
    "We could always start a protest movement."

  • "I can't afford to pay my rent."
    "You could always get a cheaper apartment, couldn't you?"

Quick Quiz

Our accountant said, "My job's so boring," so I said, "You could always

a. find a more boring one."

b. find a more interesting one."

c. do it for the rest of your life."

Contributor: Matt Errey