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1. Weak; lacking force or conviction. Use with caution due to meaning 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.

(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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Assess for fever, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated C-reactive protein, and leukocytosis when radiographs are unrevealing or when a patient has systemic symptoms associated with limp.
1) Limp usually resolves with little intervention and no sequelae.
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.
But what gave me the most encouragement about our chapter's future and our goals was the fact that the national organization has been experiencing the same painful limp.
Some of the less usual types of conditions that may affect the spine and lead to limp are osteomyelitis, tumors, spondylolysis, and even leukemia (from loss of marrow).
Sometimes Kewell limps off when someone else gets injured.
A more interesting betting heat would be on what injury he limps off with - gout is 1-2 favourite.
You should always consult your doctor if your child limps.
Jason Harrison's training camp was spent returning an occasional kick at half speed and with a noticeable limp.