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faute de mieux

[foht duh myœ] /foʊt də ˈmyœ/
adverb, adjective, French.
for lack of something better.
Origin of faute de mieux
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The big man told me what would happen if I didn't go, so I went, faute-de-mieux, and took Rolston with me.

    The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for faute-de-mieux

faute de mieux

/fot də mjø; English ˌfəʊt də ˈmjɜː/
for lack of anything better
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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