■ fall back

■ fall back
v. i. + avv.
1 indietreggiare; arretrare; ripiegare; ritirarsi: The rebels had to fall back, i rivoltosi hanno dovuto ritirarsi
2 (di prezzi, ecc.) calare, diminuire (dopo un precedente aumento)
3 to fall back on, (mil.) ripiegare su (una posizione); (fig.) ricorrere a, fare ricorso a: I have my savings to fall back on, posso ricorrere ai miei risparmi.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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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

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  • fall back on something — fall back on (something) to depend on something after a loss or failure. The family has no savings to fall back on. I fell back on skills I had learned years ago when I had to earn a living for myself …   New idioms dictionary

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  • fall back on something — ˌfall ˈback on sb/sth derived no passive to go to sb for support; to have sth to use when you are in difficulty • I have a little money in the bank to fall back on. • She fell back on her usual excuse of having no time. related noun ↑fallback …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall back, fall edge — (obsolete) No matter what may happen • • • Main Entry: ↑fall …   Useful english dictionary

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