failing that

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of failing that

formal
:if something (already specified) does not happen or succeed
  • We could try to persuade them by arguing or, failing that, we could threaten to cancel the deal.

Word by Word Definitions

failing play
  1. : a usually slight or insignificant defect in character, conduct, or ability

  1. : in absence or default of


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