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if all else fails

This page is about the idiom if all else fails


You can say "if all else fails" before saying what you'll do if your plans don't work out as well as you'd like.

For example

  • If all else fails, I can get there by train. It's never fully booked.

  • I'm not sure where we'll eat, but if all else fails we can go to McDonalds.

Quick Quiz

We normally travel in business class, but if all else fails I guess we can go in

a. first class

b. economy class

c. the baggage hold

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Contributor: Matt Errey