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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.
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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.
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*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.
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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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Meeker is often consulted -- called in on cases by physicians to a degree that amazes his peers around the country -- to help people make end-of-life decisions.
We're pleased to welcome Mary Meeker and her deep business and Internet expertise to our board of directors," said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO at DocuSign.
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Meeker says he hopes the device will prove useful for women in their 20s who are not planning to have more children but may change their mind.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1991, Meeker served as a technology research analyst at Cowen and at Salomon Brothers.
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8 MW Adams Wind Project, also located in Meeker County.
Meeker said many operators are getting older, with an average age of over 60, and with such a big public demand for locally grown food, "we should be growing this industry and we're not.
Imagine Graphics has tried to create a place where clients can look at examples of materials and work hanging on the walls and from the ceiling and "get their brains engaged, so they could imagine how they could help their business grow using the visual media," Meeker said.
Professors John Meeker, Rita Loch-Caruso and Howard Hu of the SPH Department of Environmental Health Sciences and collaborators from the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and the U.
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purchased for $140 million in September - Meeker delivered a refreshingly optimistic message about the sport's future.