namby-pamby

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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.
References in classic literature ?
By the book reviewers and the namby- pambys I am esteemed a sort of primitive beast that delights in the spilled blood of violence and horror.
Jon Brodie I guess we should all have a namby pamby approach to overall crime then.
The prosecutor said he told police: "The other car was being all namby pamby and braking far too early for the roundabout so I rammed into him.
This namby pamby nanny state won't be happy until everyone is ticked, put in a labelled box, and charged accordingly.
Days of namby pamby approach to schooling need to be over.
Howson told Kirk magazine Life and Work: "I think the Church of Scotland is being a bit namby pamby.
I know much of its gentle humour comes from this, but I still want to shake the namby pamby parents - while the whole show needs dragging out of its mild, inoffensive, middle class and Middle England comfort zone.
It was the namby pamby bleeding heart liberals and the Labour party who are responsible for the lack of discipline in our schools and society in general.
I suppose now that we have had two great months of great sport from the Olympic Stadium we will have to watch the football on TV to see overpaid namby pamby football players fall over and claim they are badly injured.
But isn''t this just another namby pamby jobs for the boys scheme which takes Governmental bottle-feeding to a new dimension?
It's good news because an M5 shouldn't have anything namby pamby like four-wheel drive.
What we really need to know is which party will toughen our increasingly namby pamby criminal justice system and make sure crooks who belong behind bars actually serve their sentences.
This increasingly erratic series swings from namby pamby teenage fluff to over the top violence in the blink of an eye.
I find this whole approach from the Department of Health a bit prissy and namby pamby.
Board member of the National Obesity Forum Tam Fry accused the Department of Health of being prissy and namby pamby by avoiding the word.