for (the) want of something

for (the) want of something
for (the) want of sth idiom
because of a lack of sth; because sth is not available

The project failed for want of financial backing.

We call our music ‘postmodern’ for the want of a better word.

We went for a walk for want of something better to do.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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