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limp dishrag

1. A very weak willed, helpless, or cowardly person; one who lacks any real resolve, inner-strength, or motivation. My father was a sweet man, but he was a limp dishrag in all other aspects of life, bending to the will of everyone around him. I tried to raise you to be strong and independent, not some limp dishrag who just coasts through life without ambition. The new supervisor has been as effective at controlling his team as a limp dishrag.
2. One who is completely worn out or without energy. Between my hectic job and trying to mind the kids, I always feel like a limp dish rag by the time I get to bed at night. My dad used to work crazy long hours when we were kids, and he would just sit on the sofa like a limp dishrag on the weekends.
See also: dishrag, limp

limp in

1. Literally, to enter (some place) while walking lamely or irregularly, especially due to injury. I asked Tommy what had happened as he came limping in the door. The dog was missing for two days before it finally came limping in.
2. To move or travel in (to some place) with halting or unsteady progress, especially on or in a vehicle. The car was in such bad shape by the time we limped in to Las Vegas that I thought the engine would burst into flames right then and there.
3. In community poker, such as Texas hold 'em, to match the existing bet without raising before the community cards have been dealt. Limping in often makes you an easy target for stronger players.
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limp off

To walk away from someone or something while putting more weight on one leg than the other, as due to an injury. Cassie limped off the field after twisting her ankle on that play. Only when Stu limped off did I realize that he must have forgotten his cane.
See also: limp, off

limp rag

1. A very weak willed, helpless, or cowardly person; one who lacks any real resolve, inner-strength, or motivation. My father was a sweet man, but he was a limp rag in all other aspects of life, bending to the will of everyone around him. I tried to raise you to be strong and independent, not some limp rag who just coasts through life without ambition. The new supervisor has been as effective at controlling his team as a limp rag.
2. One who is completely worn out or without energy. Between my hectic job and trying to mind the kids, I always feel like a limp dish rag by the time I get to bed at night. My dad used to work crazy long hours when we were kids, and he would just sit on the sofa like a limp rag on the weekends.
See also: limp, rag

limpdick

1. noun, vulgar slang A weak, cowardly, or ineffectual man. Don't be such a limpdick, Tom—just sign the contract already! I had a great opportunity to make our firm a lot of money, but our boss was too much of a limpdick to do what it took to make it happen.
2. adjective, vulgar slang Completely lacking in strength, resolve, and integrity. He talked a big talk during the election, but after taking office he's proved to be just another limpdick politician. My limpdick manager wouldn't deal with the abusive behavior from some of the staff.

limp-wristed

1. Weak; lacking force or conviction. Potentially offensive due to Definition 2. Many have criticized the president's limp-wristed response to the attack, calling for him to authorize a full-fledged military strike.
2. offensive Weak and effeminate; lacking qualities typically associated with masculinity. Used in a derogatory way to imply that a man is homosexual. He was at first dismissed out of hand by many as just a limp-wristed fop, but he proved himself to be one of the toughest litigators in the country.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(limp) dishrag

n. a totally helpless person; a cowardly and spineless person. He’s sweet, but he’s a dishrag.
See also: dishrag, limp

limpdick

n. a weak or ineffective male. Stand up for yourself. Don’t be such a limpdick.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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And, of course, there was the $60 microwave, which Limp contended was a strong test because of how much microwaves interfere with wireless connectivity used by devices to communicate.
Jordan presented with a limp and history of a low-grade fever, and point tenderness only over the knee.
Many textbook authors have described some causes of limp as "painless." However, truly painless limp is rare, seldom acute, and usually the result of mechanical or neuromuscular disorders.
Some tests are more useful than others in the child with a limp. For example, plain radiographs of the affected limb--including one joint above and below--can be useful.
Limp attributed Sony's decision to the changing dynamics of the smart device industry, away from "traditional" PDAs of the type Sony sells, towards smart phones.
This is probably the most common cause of limp in children aged 3-5 years.
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The collection ends on the verse "La prise de la certitude," but what the reader comes away with is only an elusive hold on a world that limps toward its "Chute" (the title of her last poem) as toward an originary "Ur," stripped, like Hamlet, of a stable formal or figurative identity too long taken for granted.
Sometimes I think that I am using that as a crutch as our chapter limps along.
Add the cabbage and cook, stirring frequently, until cabbage is limp and turns a brighter green, about 5 minutes.
Limp said Amazon would be willing to work alongside partners like Apple or Google to ensure their competing virtual assistants would be compatible.
FRED Durst's personality can make Limp Bizkit a hard sell but when it comes to a live show, the Florida outfit are a surprisingly effective live act.
An excellent night for the stopper was spoiled only when he landed awkwardly after 77 minutes and had to limp off.
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