milk and water

milk-and-water

old-fashioned Weak, insipid, and/or lacking strength or determination. They accused him of having only milk-and-water policies that wouldn't upset either party. The studio refused to let me make anything but a milk-and-water version of the documentary.

milk and water

feeble, insipid, or mawkish.
See also: and, milk, water
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Islamabad -- The sale of substandard packed milk and water in sealed bottle is at peak across the country including federal capital.
He said that there was no standard laboratory in the country to check the milk and water.