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meek as Moses

old-fashioned To be exceptionally patient, humble, and mild in manner or spirit. Despite his hulking, imposing appearance, the huge athlete is as meek as Moses when you speak to him in person.
See also: meek, Moses

meek as a lamb

To be exceptionally patient, humble, and mild in manner or spirit. Despite his hulking, imposing appearance, the huge athlete is as meek as a lamb when you speak to him in person.
See also: lamb, meek

*meek as a lamb

[of someone] shy, quiet, and docile. (*Also: as ~.) Only an hour after their argument, Joe went to Elizabeth and, meek as a lamb, asked her to forgive him. Betsy terrorizes the other children, but she's as meek as a lamb around her elders.
See also: lamb, meek

meek as Moses (or a lamb)

very meek.
This expression is a biblical allusion to Numbers 12:3: ‘Now the man Moses was very meek’.
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Meeks was released in March 2016 after being charged with gun possession and resisting arrest on June 18, 2014.
Meek Mill leans forward into the glow of his computer screen, his expression unreadable behind a pair of gold sunglasses.
That allowed Meek to get up and Mr Harrison, knowing both men were now free to assault him, went to a sofa, cowering on it and putting his arms around his head to try protect himself.
Perth Sheriff Court was told irrigation plant manager Meek, 26, from Glenrothes, Fife, punched the victim.
Meek, 24, was arrested by the LA Police Department's Threat Management Unit last week and placed in a psychiatric facility.
Biopharmaceutical company Endocyte Inc (NasdaqGS:ECYT) revealed on Thursday the appointment of David Meek as its new chief commercial officer, bringing with him 20 years of pharmaceutical experience.
The judge told Cardiff Crown Court Meek's father, also called Phillip Meek, had "habitually drunk to excess in the evenings" and then felt he was entitled to play his music as loud as he liked which was "anti-social and obnoxious".
The film's title derives from the name of the torturous shortcut chosen for the travelers by their self-assured guide, Stephen Meek (actor Bruce Greenwood in buckskin, under acres of Buffalo Bill styled facial hair).
36 at Romford tonight is the Bob Meek Memorial Trophy, a race staged in memory of the longtime owner Robert Leonard Meek, writes Jonathan Hobbs.
In early spring 1845, a mountain man and former trapper named Stephen Meek was hired on as pilot to lead a wagon train along the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon, a trip of approximately 2000 miles.
Kendrick Meek faces real estate maven Jeff Greene in Florida's Democratic Senate primary.
com)-- Long-time marketing and advertising executive Justin Trent Meek has joined the ranks of the real estate service organization PlanOmatic.
Joseph Meek and Robert "Doc" Newell got together one last time Sunday, to swap stories about their lives and their roles in helping Oregon achieve statehood 150 years ago.
Summary: Kevin Spacey and James Corden star in the swinging sixties biopic about record producer Joe Meek.
TELSTAR - THE JOE MEEK STORY (15) Verdict: THE TRAGIC story of Britain's equivalent to Phil Spector is the heartbeat of a 60s period movie that's only playing at the Erdington and Dudley Showcases.