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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
faute de mieux
adverb: For want of something better.
From French faute (lack) + de (of) + mieux (better). Earliest documented use: 1766.
“Mrs May survives faute de mieux. The Tory party can’t agree on who should succeed her and both factions fear that the alternative would be worse for them.”
James Forsyth: The Plots Thicken; The Spectator (London, UK); Oct 14, 2017.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour. -Jane Welsh Carlyle, letter writer (14 Jan 1801-1866)