The basis of the word lily-livered
lies in the once-held belief that a person's health and temperament are influenced by four bodily fluids, or humors: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile.
But as I said in this column after the unexpected blip, at Gor we are not lily-livered
Of course, changing a country is not a task for the lily-livered
but historically, and as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, I know for sure that Yoruba leaders have a record of not succumbing to machinations of 'enemies of the society'.
I'd rather have Davis than the lily-livered
Corbyn leading negotiations.
attitude was similar to that of the authorities here, who were in some part complicit in making it easier for Asian grooming gangs to do their evil work.
trustees had broached an important principle by making the BBC an arm of the welfare state.
Miliband is a lily-livered
millionaire playboy, who will go the way the unions tell him.
How can anyone know if their heavily-inked beau is a genuine free spirit or a lily-livered
Nigel who will have it all burned off in 10 years time, in a bid to become assistant manager at his local Asda.
AS a white, wishywashy, lily-livered
liberal, the issue of the Muslim veil has bothered me greatly.
We can't entirely blame the Prime Minister as it was his master's voice, the official spokesman, who uttered the lily-livered
denial that will leave English fans dismayed and make the boss an all-round laughing stock.
CHARLES HOWELL III demonstrated yet again in the Frys.com Open three weeks ago what a lily-livered
character he is when in contention for titles, writes Steve Palmer.
Certainly not our lily-livered
Now, an angry Cllr Williams has called one complainant a "lily-livered
coward", voiced suspicions they had political allegiances to Plaid Cymru and said they lacked "decency" for targeting him while he was receiving treatment for cancer.
Verity will probably just adopt that cruel smile and write them off as lily-livered
people have a lot to answer for.