A course of action followed as a last resort.
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of pis aller in:
- The US English dictionary