fall back upon
phrasal see fall back on

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  • fall\ back\ upon — • fall back on • fall back upon v 1. To retreat to. The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort. 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall back upon — index resort Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fall back upon — phrasal see fall back on * * * fall back (up)on To have recourse to as an expedient or resource in reserve • • • Main Entry: ↑fall …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall back upon — verb To fall back on …   Wiktionary

  • fall back upon — turn to for help …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To fall back upon — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fall\ back\ on — • fall back on • fall back upon v 1. To retreat to. The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort. 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall back on — RESORT TO, turn to, look to, call on, have recourse to; rely on, depend on, lean on. → fall * * * phrasal or fall back upon 1. : to retreat to (a stronger position) 2. : to have recourse to …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall back on — or[fall back upon] v. 1. To retreat to. * /The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort./ 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. * /When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had money in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall back on — or[fall back upon] v. 1. To retreat to. * /The enemy made a strong attack, and the soldiers fell back on the fort./ 2. To go for help to; turn to in time of need. * /When the big bills for Mother s hospital care came, Joe was glad he had money in …   Dictionary of American idioms

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