faute de mieux


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faute de mieux

 (fōt də myœ′)
adv.
For lack of something better.

[French : faute, lack + de, of + mieux, better.]

faute de mieux

(fot də mjø; English ˌfəʊt də ˈmjɜː)
for lack of anything better

faute de mieux

(foʊt də ˈmyœ)
adv. French.
for lack of something better.

faute de mieux

A French phrase meaning for the lack of anything better, used to refer to something that is only accepted as good enough because nothing superior is available.
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With apologies to the author, for he does deserve better than this, the editor himself feels in such cases obliged, faute de mieux, to bring the book, at least, to the attention of his readers--presuming, of course, that they have not already seen the many and flattering reviews published elsewhere.
J'ai tourne avec quelque apprehension la belle page couverture de ces memoires, redigees faute de mieux aux portes de la mort.
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