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An alternative strategy.‘it's time I put plan B into action’
- ‘It's a good idea to have a plan B, so if the dotcom millionaire scheme doesn't come off you have something to fall back on.’
- ‘I'm afraid it's plan B - I've ordered the donuts - he likes those doesn't he?’
- ‘The iconoclastic inclinations of Ireland's youth are understandable, but there's no plan B.’
- ‘While Scotland's great outdoors can be very beautiful and romantic, we do want couples to have a plan B in case the weather turns nasty.’
- ‘So I keep wondering: What is the Democrats' plan B?’
- ‘But really, if this writing thing doesn't work out, I realize that if I don't come up with a plan B I actually am going to work in an office for the rest of my life.’
- ‘Calling a few used-car dealerships is probably still not a bad idea - it will take some of the pressure off the sale if I know I have a viable plan B for selling it.’
- ‘What if I hadn't rushed into a semi-academic job and had pursued my plan B, which was to work as a library assistant and write in every spare moment of the day?’
- ‘Everyone realises that there is no plan B in the event of failure.’
- ‘It's called plan B, you know, when you make a pact with a friend to get married if neither one of you finds anyone by the time you're 40.’
- ‘After months of reassuring everyone that there was no plan B if the French reject the constitution - guess what?’
- ‘The human race is conducting a gigantic and unpredictable experiment with planet Earth with potentially horrendous consequences and no plan B in sight.’
- ‘I hope she has a plan B if vet school doesn't take her!’
- ‘If not, they will revert to plan B which is using the same system as last year.’
- ‘And our job is to work with them and help them come up with a plan A, a plan B, to define goals and to attain those goals.’
- ‘So now you're falling back on plan B - demanding that I turn him over so you can bring him to Dominic.’
- ‘All week, our game plan had been to throw it wide but I thought plan B worked well.’
- ‘With bigger vessels unfortunately absent, the society turned to plan B, launching five smaller boats into the quay, including a 1943 vintage dinghy used by the Royal Navy.’
- ‘‘It is not surprising there was no plan B,’ he said, ‘because it is very difficult to work out what it would be.’’
- ‘Highly agitated by the display before her Felicia fled to the house and began to strategize her plan B for winning back her former husband.’
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