The young gentleman had recourse as a pis aller to his mamma.
Pis buildings are said to have a life of a century and a half.
Yet he is largely a pis aller for the would-be reader of Cassius Dio.
Orthodox Socialism is still a case of the "lesser evil," what the French call a pis aller.
For me Pis de terre, ever since I heard of it, has offered special attractions.