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Pis-aller (French)

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As a shift; for want of a better; a dernier ressort; better than nothing.

“She contented herself with a pis-aller, and gave her hand … in six months to the son of the baronet’s steward.”—Sir W. Scott: Waverley, chap. v.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Pipelet
Piper
Piper that Played before Moses (By the)
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Piping Hot
Pippa Passes
Piræus
Pirie’s Chair
Pirithoös
Pis-aller (French)
Pisanio
Piso’s Justice
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Pistols
Pistris, Pistrix, Pristis, or Pristrix
Pit-a-pat
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Pitch and Pay
Pitch into Him
Pitcher