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fall back mechanism

English translation: a second way of doing things, in case the first way is unsuccessful.

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English term or phrase:fall back mechanism
English translation:a second way of doing things, in case the first way is unsuccessful.
Entered by: Jack Doughty
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11:44 Aug 2, 2006
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English term or phrase: fall back mechanism
Once you have a job card you can apply for work to the GP (and Programme Officer, as a fall back mechanism) on plain paper stating the registration number of the job card, from when you want work and the number of days you want work for, it must be for atleast fourteen days of continuous work.

What is the meaning of fall back mechanism?
xxxSanjiv Sadan
Local time: 09:29
as a second way of doing things, in case the first way is unsuccessful.
Explanation:
Here is is suggested that you should apply not only to the GP, but to the Programme Officer as well.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:59
Grading comment
Thanks. Well done!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +12as a second way of doing things, in case the first way is unsuccessful.
Jack Doughty


  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +12
as a second way of doing things, in case the first way is unsuccessful.


Explanation:
Here is is suggested that you should apply not only to the GP, but to the Programme Officer as well.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:59
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 268
Grading comment
Thanks. Well done!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jonathan MacKerron: covering one's butt...
2 mins
  -> Thank you. Exactly.

agree  Dave Calderhead
2 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Peter Shortall
12 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Alison Jenner
23 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  vixen
25 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Caryl Swift: Or covering one's back!//I know! That's why I added it! :-)
36 mins
  -> Thank you. That's just a euphemism for what Jonathan said.

agree  jccantrell: Yep, a second line of defense, so to speak.
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  RHELLER: contingency plan
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Can Altinbay
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  vanesa medina
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Zhuoqi Mills: Plan B
9 hrs
  -> Thank you. Yes.

agree  Sophia Finos
14 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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