a falta de

a falta de(
ah
 
fahl
-
tah
 
deh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. in the absence of
A falta de los votos necesarios, fue imposible aprobar la ley.In the absence of the necessary votes, it was impossible to pass the law.
b. due to lack of
El caso se cayó a falta de suficiente evidencia.The case was dropped due to lack of evidence.
c. for want of
A falta de una mejor palabra, tendré que decir simplemente "gracias".For want of a better word, I'll simply say "thank you."
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