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pis-aller

Translation of pis-aller in English:

nom masculin invariable

  • lesser evil
    considérer quelqu'un/quelque chose comme un pis-aller
    to consider somebody/something as the lesser evil
    ces matériaux sont des pis-aller
    we'll have to make do with these materials

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