A course of action followed as a last resort.
- They called foreign commerce only a pis aller.
- That may be permissible in the aftermath of a disaster or in a conflict situation as pis aller but the sooner the armed forces are put behind barracks the better it is for any society.
French, from pis 'worse' + aller 'go'.
Words that rhyme with pis allerballet, Calais, chalet, Hallé, palais
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Syllabification: pis al·ler
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