nose of wax


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nose of wax

Someone or something that can be easily influenced or changed. You need to set some boundaries if you want them to stop treating you like a nose of wax! He is not just a nose of wax for you to bend to your whims.
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A]s John Locke puts it, the outcome of biblical interpretation threatens to be `that the scripture serves but, like a nose of wax, to be turned and bent, just as may fit the contrary orthodoxies of different societies.