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faute de mieux

adverb \ˌfōt-də-ˈmyə(r), -ˈmyœ\

Definition of FAUTE DE MIEUX

:  for lack of something better or more desirable <sherry made him dopey but he drank it faute de mieux — F. T. Marsh>

Origin of FAUTE DE MIEUX

French
First Known Use: 1766

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