limp rag

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
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What used to be sought as the "common good" or the "common will" is now a limp rag of accommodation.
Spending seven hours or more in an economy seat on a plane at 38,000ft can leave you feeling like a limp rag. But Sunday Mirror Travel and the experts at frequent flyers' magazine Business Traveller have teamed up to bring you 29 tips for getting through a long-haul flight in the main cabin in decent shape.
I guess he's been in fear of his life for two or three days so probably the adrenalin has now left his system so he's like a limp rag."But he was in surprisingly good condition...
So why back Stricker who played like a limp rag at Medinah and looked as if he was a man on the way out at the backend of last year?
When a photographer went to the scene earlier this month, that flag was barely more than a limp rag and it was anybody's guess whether it was raised or not.
It's certainly true Anton du Beke didn't so much waltz poor Kate around the floor as carry her like a limp rag doll.
Reality was hours spent trying to launch a seriously un-aerodynamic limp rag. Each attempt resulted in a tangled mess of strings followed by hours of unravelling.
As both managers later acknowledged, it was a killer goal and, with the stuffing knocked out of them, Leicester folded like a limp rag doll after the break.
I like a drama that leaves me like a limp rag and Falling Apart did that.
Pictures of a skeletal Tracy slumped in a supermarket trolley like a limp rag doll, with bruised legs and rings under her eyes, should have come with a health warning.
Never mind how this girl manages it, we're like a limp rag from all the tension.
"Clarissa's body was like a limp rag doll and I thought were going to lose her," says Katrina
"In the end he worked very hard on it and after the first day's shooting he was a limp rag."
I found most of these complaints rather limp rags even though they were articulated with passion, logic, and persuasion.
They are self-pitying, weak, pathetic, emotional limp rags, who wear their heart on their sleeves.