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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