There are lees to every wine. The best things have some defect.
A French proverb.
“Doubt is the lees of thought.”
etc., i. 11.
Settling on the lees.
Making the best of a bad job; settling down on what is left, after
having squandered the main part of one's fortune.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894