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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’.
See also: meek, Moses
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It appears to be all about keeping the Murdoch family out of the line of fire, but we won't stand meekly by this time.
Should I harangue the post office for Madonna and Child stamps, or meekly accept the snowmen?
And we believe that the more LGBT voters who loudly take that stand, the more likely we will be to find candidates who will take action for the cause of equality rather than meekly endorsing partial equality around election time.
When The Washington Monthly reached me at my office recently, a voice on the other side of the line meekly asked if I would ever consider writing an article supporting the radical proposition that Republicans should get their brains beaten in this fall.
At the very least, those individualist Scots-Irish meekly acquiesce as their liberties get snatched.
Often lost in books that focus more on the glamorous carrier-based fighter and attack squadrons, these crews faced many of the same challenges--flak, Zeros, weather--while flying slower, meekly armed aircraft, such as the SOC, the last U.
This is not to suggest that you act like some Grand Inquisitor while the interviewee meekly answers your questions.
I slowly raised my hand and meekly said, "Here I am.
Rather than meekly park their three-ton, 11-mile-per-gallon rigs in the garage while the battle raged over oil-rich Iraq, Hummer owners got belligerent.
Price watched in disbelief as his meekly hit shot seemed to have been gathered in only to squirm under the goalkeeper and into the net.
Still, with Dianne Harris's warning in mind about believing everything to be seen in published landscape views, maybe we shouldn't be quite so meekly accepting as Hays seems to be about his hero's design.
No passenger on a hijacked airplane will submit meekly after September 11,2001; perhaps this serves as an analogy to the state of mind of the medical community.
He could not maintain that momentum though and lost the next two on tie- breaks before bowing meekly in the fourth and last set.
If federalist statism succeeds in usurping overall control of medicine in America, only the extraordinarily naive would trust its promise to hold back at that point, meekly demurring at further intrusions into the private sector.
I meekly started to trudge back home, very narrowly escaping serious injury when a diaper service truck whipped past me.