pis aller

pis aller

noun French.

  1. the last resort or the final resource.


  1. a last resort; stopgap

n.“last resource, what one would do at the worst,” 1670s, French, literally “to go worse,” from pis “worse,” from Latin peius, neuter of peior “worse” (see pejorative) + aller “to go.”

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