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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 ?
That tiger limps because he was born lame, as everyone knows.
Is a tall man, left-handed, limps with the right leg, wears thick-soled shooting-boots and a grey cloak, smokes Indian cigars, uses a cigar-holder, and carries a blunt pen-knife in his pocket.
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.
Your stool limps like one of Martial's distiches; it has one hexameter leg and one pentameter leg.
He is old, and he limps, and I - well, I was never a very bashful person.
My beast had an advantage in his first hold, having sunk his mighty fangs far into the breast of his adversary; but the great arms and paws of the ape, backed by muscles far transcending those of the Martian men I had seen, had locked the throat of my guardian and slowly were choking out his life, and bending back his head and neck upon his body, where I momentarily expected the former to fall limp at the end of a broken neck.
He walked with just such a limp as I have seen in footsore tramps.
Here I found some young onions, a couple of gladiolus bulbs, and a quantity of immature carrots, all of which I secured, and, scrambling over a ruined wall, went on my way through scarlet and crimson trees towards Kew-- it was like walking through an avenue of gigantic blood drops--possessed with two ideas: to get more food, and to limp, as soon and as far as my strength permitted, out of this accursed unearthly region of the pit.
The gallant flag was up, but it was under the spell, too, and hung limp and disheartened by the mast.