if all else fails

This page is about the idiom if all else fails.

Meaning: 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