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1. Weak; lacking force or conviction. Many have criticized the president's limp-wristed response to the attack, calling for him to authorize a full-fledged military strike.
2. (usually of a man) Weak; effeminate; lacking qualities typically associated with masculinity. (Often used in a pejorative 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.

(limp) dishrag

n. a totally helpless person; a cowardly and spineless person. He’s sweet, but he’s a dishrag.
See also: dishrag, limp
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In the long unfurling of his life, from tight-wound kid hustler in a wool suit riding the train out of Cheyenne to geriatric limper in this spooled-out year, Mero had kicked down thoughts of the strange place where he began, a so-called ranch on strange grounds at the south hinge of the Big Horn.
There is a limp conclusion followed by an even limper 'personal post-script'.
Limper and Prakash identified several of these predisposing conditions, including primary neurologic disorders, a loss of consciousness from trauma, and the use of sedatives or alcohol.
Some believe that the word is an expression of blame in some dialect (unnamed); it is like Ya a raj "O limper," as if he were saying to his sinful father, "O sinner, O dotard, O old man," or that it is a word of rebuke or forbidding wrong-doing.
The more seriously Franken takes himself and "real" issues, the limper the prose and the stagier the pose.
The first limper then bets $20 and the other limper calls.
Because if it wasn''t for the latest antics of Liverpool''s uncontrollable striker, then the glare would have been firmly fixed on the England manager, and his side''s limper than limp end to their World Cup campaign.
Owners Christopher Trecker and Jerald Limper attribute their success to their combined experience in the industry, and the values they apply to their everyday work.
The Scot hoped United had turned the corner with victories over Olympiakos and an even limper West Ham - on Tuesday they turned the stomach.
But it is not in his nature to resign himself to such a gloomy fate and besides, the limper the finish to this season, the heavier the hangover next - whatever division Hartlepool are in.
8220;This is one of our favorite events as it always leads to a host of animals finding new homes plus it kicks off the holiday season,” says Michael Limper, SVACA's Shelter Manager.
Eight of today's field (Honey Of A Kitten to Kuala Limper inclusive) fit into both categories and with class 2 and 3 handicap form being key, Sagramor, Bahceli and Chain Lightning look best placed to win, with the latter getting the nod.