(someone) can always (do something)

When you're talking about a decision or a suggestion, the phrase "you can always ___" describes one possible choice. It's usually a choice that you're trying to avoid, but that you can take if you need to:

If we can't find one here, we can always order one online.

You can always ask your brother to hire you if you can't get a job anywhere else.

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