if need be

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Definition of if need be

: if something becomes necessary You can always call me at home if need be. We'll leave without them if need be.

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“If need be.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20need%20be. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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