Definition of tant pis in English:

tant pis

exclamation

  • So much the worse; the situation is regrettable but now beyond retrieval:

    ‘if that was the route to his success, tant pis’
    • ‘Tant mieux, toujours, Monsieur, said he, when there is anything to be got - tant pis, when there is nothing.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, tant pis is wholly appropriate for the Palestinians in Gaza.’
    • ‘Truly, tant pis is one of those sayings that must have really meant something in old French but that's really hard to translate in modern French.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

tant pis

/French tɑ̃ pi//tɒ̃ ˈpiː/