if and when


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if and when

At the time something happens, if it ever happens or comes to pass at all. Well, we should only worry about them if and when they become a real threat to the business. If and when any such law is passed, our firm will be ready to assist all citizens comply with the changes.
See also: and, if

ˌif and ˈwhen

used to say something about an event that may or may not happen: If and when we ever meet again I hope he remembers what I did for him.
See also: and, if
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