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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.
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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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(1) Limp usually resolves with little intervention and no sequelae.
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.
With a child who has knee pain, remember the pediatrics maxim: "Knee pain equals hip pain," (3) underscoring the diagnostic difficulty with limp.
Also bear in mind that children of different ages tend to have different etiologies of limp (TABLE 2).
You suspect that a patient you see has a limp that may indicate a more serious condition.
The etiology of a child's limp can range from simple and benign to a serious condition.
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.
In general, pediatricians can observe a child whose limp is improving.
Sept 22, 2001: Limps off just 16 minutes after taking the field as second-half substitute against Tottenham.
A PERSISTENT limp that seems to have no apparent reason should always be treated seriously in a child since it may be a symptom of a more serious problem.
If the limp is accompanied by any swelling or tenderness of the joints, this could be caused by rheumatic fever, arthritis or an infection in the bone.
She'd been seen by three other doctors and none could see the limp and neither could I, but I referred her for blood tests.
NEVER give up if your child has an unexplained limp. Continue taking your child to your doctor so that he can investigate possible causes, and be persistent until the cause is identified.
Most cases will be a simple sprain or strain but, particularly in boys, a limp can be a sign of inflammation of the hip which can cause permanent damage if not picked up early.