weaker vessel

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weaker vessel

A woman. The phrase comes from the New Testament. I don't care if you think I'm just a weaker vessel—I've trained to fight on the front lines.
See also: vessel
References in classic literature ?
I'll give up smoking to please you, if you will give up something to please me," said Prince, seeing a good chance to lord it over the weaker vessel at small cost to himself.
Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it.
In a properly calibrated relation ship, that duty flows from love and service to those weaker vessels, but at minimum, it ought to flow from fear of embarrassment among other men for failing to do one's duty.
Diabetic eye disease can progress to a more serious level when damaged blood vessels close off and new, weaker vessels take their place.
It will upset those who figure women are weaker vessels or not equal to men or not called to ordained ministry.