Phrasal Verbs

fall back on

This page is about the phrasal verb fall back on


to use or do something else because what you used or did first has failed

For example

  • fall back on sth If you get your degree, you'll have something to fall back on if you can't make a living as an artist.

  • fall back on sth Luckily Jenny had teaching to fall back on after her business failed.

Quick Quiz

After his band broke up and his career in music ended, John had to fall back on

a. his accounting degree

b. a holiday in Europe

c. his hobbies

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