milk-and-water


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milk-and-water

old-fashioned Weak, insipid, and/or lacking strength or determination. They accused him of having only milk-and-water policies that wouldn't upset either party. The studio refused to let me make anything but a milk-and-water version of the documentary.
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milk and water

feeble, insipid, or mawkish.
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