Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) point of return; alternative or backup
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    • a fallback plan/position/option
  • Analysis

    The noun fallback can refer to a reduction or decrease in something, for example, the figures have experienced a fallback since reaching their peak. A fallback can also refer to a backup plan or a Plan B that can be used when the original plan fails.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Pilots are required to have fallback plans in case of emergencies.
    2. The soldiers were ordered to retreat to a fallback position.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Part of the Board Members' preparation for the negotiations was to create a fallback position.
    2. If the weather does not hold up outdoors we have a second venue on standby as a fallback to host the event.
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