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limp-wristed

  (informal)
a man who is limp-wristed seems weak and lacks the qualities that people usually admire in a man My mother liked him though I suspect my father thought he was a bit limp-wristed.

(limp) dishrag

n. a totally helpless person; a cowardly and spineless person. He’s sweet, but he’s a dishrag.
See also: dishrag, limp
References in classic literature ?
He became slower of movement, the resiliency went out of his muscles, and his limp became permanent.
He had begun to limp, and this limp increased with the hours.
The man with the birth-mark, too, struggled to break away, and Alleyne heard his teeth chatter and felt his limbs grow limp to his hand.
His ankle had stiffened, his limp was more pronounced, but the pain of it was as nothing compared with the pain of his stomach.
Everything was done that could be done to restore the lost power, and although it was partly regained, Scott walked with a limp to the end of his days.
He still found time to read a great deal, to ride, and to take long, rambling walks, for, in spite of his limp, he was a great walker and could go twenty or thirty miles.
Nevertheless, when Diana and the other girls had rushed frantically around the house--except Ruby Gillis, who remained as if rooted to the ground and went into hysterics--they found Anne lying all white and limp among the wreck and ruin of the Virginia creeper.
Everybody has been so good and kind, Marilla," sighed Anne happily, on the day when she could first limp across the floor.
Dale had brought her a glorious sheaf of chrysanthemums, and the Awkward Man gave her, quite gracefully, another little, old, limp book from his library.
Miss Marian walked very well now; her limp was scarcely noticeable.
She let her legs go limp like a spoiled child, and sat down on the trail.
The hair hung down, limp and draggled, or matted with dried blood where Hal's club had bruised him.
With thy love, go into thine isolation, my brother, and with thy creating; and late only will justice limp after thee.
And I know that this is true," he said, "because Purun Dass always limped from the blow that he got in a riot when his account books were burned, and the tiger that I speak of he limps, too, for the tracks of his pads are unequal.
The poets feign, that when Plutus (which is Riches) is sent from Jupiter, he limps and goes slowly; but when he is sent from Pluto, he runs, and is swift of foot.