gutless wonder

gutless wonder

A timorous, insipid, or apprehensive person; someone without conviction, confidence, or courage. All those gutless wonders in Congress never get anything done unless the big corporations tell them it's OK.
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gutless wonder

n. a totally spineless person. George, don’t be such a gutless wonder! Stand up for your rights!
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And you are not a gutless wonder. Simply that you don't have the stomach to confront those who you never missed in the first place.
When Cooney orders Costa's platoon to take a "little ole house" in a town held by the Germans, promising to bring up reinforcements if heavy fighting ensues, Costa steps up to Cooney's face and says with ominous slowness: "If you double-cross me once more, if you play the gutless wonder, I'll get you.
Gutless wonder," and the only one that really drew a few appreciative nods, although not, I'd be the first to admit, uttered with anything like the right level of conviction: "Rock Of Gibraltar - overrated dog."
Behind him, leaning against the windows of a fruit-and-vegetable store, I saw Sid Glotter and Gutless Wonder, whose real name was Tommy Richards.
The risk was that he wouldn't fool the ravenous right-wingers with this conversion but simply strengthen their view that he's a gutless wonder not to be counted on in their radical crusade.
But she may be a little hasty because that gutless wonder Mark has bottled out of telling Natasha he's leaving her - which means Mark and Faye might not be going anywhere.
For the attention of the gutless wonder of Wideopen who sent an anonymous letter through the post to my mother and father-in-law, regarding car parking.
Those who suspect his temperament, and there are more than a few-even in his homeland, one respected observer had the temerity to describe him as "a gutless wonder"-will no doubt favour that view, always assuming they don't go instead for the downright silly one that he's an overrated animal who got lucky in his range of opponents.
Andrew Gunn, 28, said: "Malcolm Chisholm is a spineless, gutless wonder."
HEALTH Minister Malcolm Chisholm was branded a gutless wonder yesterday after delivering yet another snub to victims of tainted NHS blood.
God help us if this gutless wonder ever has our army, navy or air force to play with.
The Spaniard felt no need to say more on the subject, but it is the picture of Novotna as a gutless wonder which might make her reach deep inside today and find the courage she lacked last time.
But that sympathy is tempered by the knowledge that Charles has been a spineless, gutless wonder when it comes to Camilla.
Most of his cabinet members become gutless wonders in the face of Digong's temper and tongue-lashing.
Come on you gutless wonders - offer the country a fair price it can get stuck into.