limp-wristed


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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.
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I'd get struck by lightning, or something worse, and there I'd be back to bed rest and pharmaceuticals with a limp-wristed core.
OK, the A3 isn't nearly the limp-wristed affair I expected.
In Rutz's world, of course, where real men eat beef and only limp-wristed vegetarians eat tofu, science works in predictable ways, even down to validating your dietary choices.
A famous homosexual athlete, they think, belies the public image of the homosexual as a limp-wristed fairy.
But it can also do them harm and Heath Ledger may regret making this limp-wristed lump of nothing come March 5.
In this wild decade the mayor was jailed, Versace was shot, and Nathan Lane and Robin Williams limp-wristed it as Ocean Drive drag club owners in The Birdcage.
Singed by the high-tension wires of life," I lisp, limp-wristed, and stare into those depthless captivating eyes, which suddenly gleam with lust.
Selig's new proposals are significantly tougher than that limp-wristed policy it laughingly heralded as some major breakthrough last winter.
In their feeble, limp-wristed attempt to avoid so-called discriminatory practices, the Miss America pageant has simply given credence to the most discriminatory of practices-the murder of defenseless children.
In an era when gay men were portrayed as limp-wristed fairies, it may even have helped to be known as an energetic pursuer of women.
Vladimir Karelin's Serenade: Hymn to Friends, set to Tchaikovsky's music, is an execrable exposition of over-the-top emoting--made worse by limp-wristed performing--that overlays generic ballet steps with anguished posturing.
The limp-wristed, self-regarding media luvvies who hold key positions in the BBC exist in a bubble.
Looks a bit limp-wristed for a man who used to drive a talking car and save swimmers.
And then I thought of Coventry City's players and their limp-wristed attempts to see off Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Research by hand drier firm Airdri reveals the limp-wristed handshake is a turn off for bosses as more than a third reckon the "limp fish" suggests a nervous personality.