plan B

plan B

noun
a strategy or plan to be implemented if the original one proves impracticable or unsuccessful.
Also, Plan B.


Origin:
1975–80; from the assumption that the original plan is ‘plan A’

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Main Entry:  Plan B
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a secondary plan of action in the event that changes would make the primary plan unsuccessful
Example:  Plan B is to move in one year or seven years from now.
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