We all have used it several times...
When everything else fails try/do [something]
While going through the definitions, I came across this -
else - In addition; besides
But then, if we go by books, everything else sounds ambiguous. If everything includes every single thing, what is ultimately left for being else?
Else=In addition/besides but in addition/besides what; as by putting the word everything, we have covered everything! How come something comes up when everything has already failed (in that example)?
When everything fails, try/do [something]
After Damkerng's useful comment, this also sounds a bit illogical! If everything fails, how can we come up with something? Everything has literally taken all the options!
How do we come up with such sentence?