"at a pinch"
in an emergency as a substitute if necessary
Related words and phrases:
A mother and daughter are talking on the telephone ...
Daughter: Mom! I need your help please. My boyfriend is coming for dinner and I am making pizza but I just realized that I don't have any pizza sauce.
Mother: Do you have plain tomato sauce, pepper and onion salt?
Mother: Then, at a pinch, you can use that as a substitute.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: We're heading out for the party now.
Friend 2: Can I catch a ride?
Friend 1: I'm already taking four people and my car is really small.
Friend 2: Oh, c'mon! At a pinch we can squeeze five people in.
There is no gerund form for at a pinch.
1) ... disagree that all apartments need a bed, table, and chair. At a pinch you could always spread out a sleeping bag or a few blankets for a ...
2) And while it is supposed to be self-financing, at a pinch it can go to the government for lines of credit and taxpayer bailouts.
3) ... deli open 24/7 will always be there to grab that quart of milk at a pinch?
4) You can also use instant coffee at a pinch.
5) Research found that 50% of Americans would struggle to come up with $2,000 at a pinch.
6) ... individuals, self-reliant, resourceful, generous folks who can be counted on at a pinch.
7) It's best to get containers made for long-term storage, but at a pinch, you can use almost any container: soda bottles, milk jugs ...
8) Ditch the pasta, go with sweet potatoes, or regular potatoes at a pinch.
9) ... bit of finely ground Habanera pepper powder (or use black pepper powder at a pinch).
10) Frying gives cooks numerous ways of concealing what appeared the day before and at a pinch facilitates sudden demands ...
11) If I've planned ahead, I'll have cheese curds, but at a pinch I'll use whatever cheese I have on hand, cut into little cubes.
12) ... store that I can walk into for help. I only use Amazon at a pinch, and I never shop at Walmart.
13) ... from a payday loan company. While these types of loans are helpful at a pinch, there are a lot of things someone should really consider before ever taking out ...
14) Thanks, Findagrave, for coming through for us at a pinch.
15) ... rather like having to use a dime to screw in a screw. At a pinch, I have to use what I have.
16) ... to get a Dell XPS 12. Solid ultrabook that I can use at a pinch as a tablet.
17) Famous Key West Lime Juice makes a pretty good substitute when you're at a pinch for fresh key limes.
18) ... and swap tips, like how, at a pinch, you can use a mic clip as a clasp to secure your ponytail.
19) ... but you could certainly get away with using reduced fat milk at a pinch.
20) A colleague of mine was asked, at a pinch, to help out her department because they needed someone to teach.