The young gentleman had recourse as a pis aller to his mamma.
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.
He endeavored to soothe him, but in vain; and as a pis aller, told the man of sole to 'go to the devil!'
This I suppose the pis aller of their affairs, ...