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milktoast

1. adjective Extremely weak, timid, or ineffectual. A reference to H. T. Webster's comic strip character Caspar Milquetoast, who exhibited such traits. We're going to be the laughingstock of the world after such a milktoast response from our government. We can't afford some milktoast plan that just keeps the status quo—we need something drastic and daring that might really improve our sales. In the play, the hero returns to drive the milktoast suitor from his home and reclaim his rightful place by his wife's side.
2. noun An extremely weak, timid, or ineffectual man. We need a president who's going to lead the nation with strength and resolve, not some milktoast who'll just kowtow to every foreign leader who raises his voice. I swear, I don't know why I ever married a milktoast like you. You can't even defend your own wife when she's been insulted!
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I wouldn't have included a Milk Toast recipe, thinking it too simplistic.
But he said: "It made Bale's tirade look like milk toast."
This writer doesn't know the difference between milk toast and Milquetoase.
He was not a gentle, meek and mild, milk toast, bland man.
Dahil wala pa rin pong tatalo sa batang may tamang tangkad at bigat ndash wala pa ring tatalo sa Alaska," said Isabel Ruiz, Alaska Milk Corporation marketing manager, right after the Ceremonial Milk Toast. Supporting the campaign is one of Alaska's key trade partners, Puregold, who announced a special and exclusive promo that will make buying a pack of Alaska Fortified truly of superior value for consumers.
Finally, the Condensed Milk Toast ($5) came dripping with condensed milk and included more condensed milk on the side.
Spread half Serves 6 Ingredients For the cake: 225g unsalted butter, softened 225g light brown sugar 2 large eggs 200g self-raising flour, sieved 1tsp baking powder 50g desiccated coconut, toasted 2 shots of espresso, or tsp of instant coffee dissolved in 50ml hot water, or 2 tsp Camp dissolved in 1-2 tsp of full-fat milk Toasted desiccated coconut to decorate For the frosting: 300g icing sugar 50ml double cream 50ml espresso, or tsp of instant coffee dissolved in 50ml hot water, or 2 tsp Camp dissolved in 1-2tsp of full-fat milk the frosting on the top, then carefully place the other sponge, bottom side up on top of the frosting.