milquetoast


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milquetoast

(ˈmɪlktost)
n. an ineffectual man; a shy coward; an effeminate male. This little milquetoast goes up to the biker, looks at him sort of sad like, and then karate chops him into a quivering pulp.
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The Kizashi is anything but a milquetoast sedan," said Rob Siltanen, Creative Director of Siltanen & Partners Advertising.
Is your business milquetoast or does it market an opinion?
We aren't always great fans of the kind of milquetoast portfolios that are created to engage first ladies on behalf of the nation, but hopefully this fruits-and-vegetables brief will be different.
He called Atleo a milquetoast, a weak and timid leader who accomplished nothing "to build bridges, open communication or lend credence to Native issues.
Prendergast, the chemistry teacher, was weak, a regular milquetoast, and they all knew it the minute they saw him, so he was their goat.
Nevertheless, because the entire topic of immigration has become so poisonous, even the most milquetoast stand-alone legislative proposals have stalled.
A successful rhetorical campaign in support of war, then, isolates those who do not support it as weak impassive, fence-sitting, milquetoast lackeys of the enemy whose treasonous questioning of the decision is putting their own families at risk and, for men at least, their masculinity in question.
So, the reporter turns out to be both a grenade in need of a pin, who thinks nothing of unethical behavior, but also something of a milquetoast, as well.
She opens her eyes and finds herself on a bloody couch and is, let's just say, a bit confused, as her milquetoast husband Tesman and a household servant take away the gun and hide it once more.
Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not have appreciated the fact that Hillier generated his own considerable political gravity in Ottawa, replacing Canada's most popular general in recent history with a milquetoast yes man, will not sit well with the troops.
Quimby's plan is to establish a second identity so he can get away with the perfect crime, and a series of brief scenes depicts Quimby's transformation from a milquetoast night manager at a Culver City pharmacy into a noir mastermind.
htm reminds us a) why architectural criticism, mostly beholden to architects and their right not to supply images, can be such milquetoast stuff and b) how the faceless men in wigs never sleep.
Cooney is now infamous for dramatically altering a key report on global warming issued by the Climate Change Science Program, turning the report's dire warnings into milquetoast precautions.
However, the use of "warming" to describe a threat to the future of humanity seems like psychological milquetoast.
How terribly disheartening that, at a time when our troops are doing grown-up work in Afghanistan, we're only prepared to support them if it can be passed off under weedy milquetoast generalities like "hope" and "opportunity.