if can help it


if can help it
(not) if (you) can help it when you are able to prevent it.

No one sails at this time of year if they can help it.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • can help — ◇ If you can help something, you can prevent it from happening. Can I help it [=is it my fault] if no one listens to my advice? There will be no more layoffs. At least not if I can help it. [=if I can prevent it; if it is up to me] • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • can help it — can stop it, can prevent it    Abortion won t become legal if he can help it. He s against it …   English idioms

  • can\ help — Uncle Ferdinand is a big wheel in Washington; maybe he can help you with your problem …   Словарь американских идиом

  • I Can Help — Infobox Single Name = I Can Help Artist = Billy Swan from Album = I Can Help A side = B side = Released = September 1974 Format …   Wikipedia

  • How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire — The Handbook for the Girl Guides or How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire is the full title of the book more commonly known simply as How Girls Can Help to Build up the Empire . It was the first handbook for Girl Guides. The author was Agnes… …   Wikipedia

  • not if you can help it — (not) if (you) can help it when you are able to prevent it. No one sails at this time of year if they can help it …   New idioms dictionary

  • not if can help it — (not) if (you) can help it when you are able to prevent it. No one sails at this time of year if they can help it …   New idioms dictionary

  • if you can help it — (not) if (you) can help it when you are able to prevent it. No one sails at this time of year if they can help it …   New idioms dictionary

  • more than one can help — (illogically but idiomatically) more than is necessary • • • Main Entry: ↑help …   Useful english dictionary

  • help — verb. Help is one of the oldest words in English, going back to the time of King Alfred (9c). It has two principal meanings in current English: ‘to assist’ (Can I help you?) and ‘to prevent’ (I can t help it). The connection between these two… …   Modern English usage