meek as a lamb

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
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President Digong could be meek as a lamb, so to say, before either the Ilocos Norte governor or the famous show biz celebrity.
FEISTY THEN MEEK -- After a feisty President Aquino faced the press in Rome, Italy, to shoot barbs at presidential candidates challenging his Liberal Party bet, Mar Roxas, he appears meek as a lamb before Pope Francis on Friday.
Arslan criticized the stances of some Arab countries towards Syria, decrying their attempts to convince the international public opinion that Iran is an enemy and that Israel is as meek as a lamb.
Connery's got a reputation for being a bit short tempered, but he sits there as meek as a lamb.