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namby-pamby

(ˈnæmbiˈpæmbi)
mod. overly nice; effeminate and weak, when said of a male. Fred is too namby-pamby when it comes to making up his mind.
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Vice-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Bagnall, said: "I don't believe that we are turning out namby-pambies.
A MOUNTAIN of abuse has been heaped on the Chelsea Six, who refused to set foot in Israel despite assurances about their safety, They have been variously described as cowards, deserters, mummy's boys and namby-pambies.