Synonyms of at a pinch
at a pinch
▷ See pinch
• This recipe serves two, or three at a pinch.
if need(s) be
in a pinch (US, Canadian)
at a push (British, informal)
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Thesaurus for at a pinch from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that something is possible at a pinch , or in American English if you say that something is possible in a pinch , you mean that it would be possible if it was necessary, but it might not be very comfortable or convenient .