couldn't fight (one's) way out of a paper bag

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couldn't fight (one's) way out of a paper bag

Is extremely weak, ineffectual, or incompetent. You can definitely beat that scrawny kid—come on, he couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag!
See also: bag, fight, of, out, paper, way
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

couldn't fight your way out of a paper bag

If someone couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag, they are very bad at fighting. They are no use to you as allies. They couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag. Note: You can replace fight with other verbs that state what someone is not able to do. Not one of these actors could act their way out of a paper bag.
See also: bag, fight, of, out, paper, way
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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