if all else fails


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if all else fails

if nothing succeeds Miki spoke a little English, I used a lot of hand signals, and if all else failed, we would look in a phrase book.
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if all else fails

if nothing succeeds If all else fails, we can always spend the weekend at home. You should try to discuss this with your employer, but if all else fails, you need to speak to a lawyer.
See also: all, else, fail, if

if all else fails

if you decide that you will do something if all else fails, you decide that that is what you will do if none of your ideas or plans succeed Well, if all else fails you'll just have to get a part-time job to earn a bit of extra money.
See also: all, else, fail, if