namby-pamby

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namby-pamby

(ˈnæmbiˈpæmbi)
mod. overly nice; effeminate and weak, when said of a male. Fred is too namby-pamby when it comes to making up his mind.
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By the book reviewers and the namby- pambys I am esteemed a sort of primitive beast that delights in the spilled blood of violence and horror.
They just don't like them living next door Entertainer Julian Clary It feels namby pamby to reduce the end of life to a forgotten answer on Mastermind Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth objects to the euphemism "pass" to announce someone's death
Entertainer Julian Clary "It feels namby pamby to reduce the end of life to a forgotten answer on Mastermind.
The festival will continue with significant participation of a Spanish band 'Radio Pesquera', and an Austrian band 'Namby Pamby Boy' scheduled to perform on November 5, followed by Swiss performers 'Simon Wyrsch Quartet' scheduled to perform on November 6, and finally, Polish performers 'Atom String Quartet' to conclude on November 7.
These people cannot help themselves and need lots of help, not the mamby pamby type, but good solid help to quit or it is not worth it as they will just go back again.
The prosecutor said he told police: "The other car was being all namby pamby and braking far too early for the roundabout so I rammed into him.
Days of namby pamby approach to schooling need to be over.
Howson told Kirk magazine Life and Work: "I think the Church of Scotland is being a bit namby pamby.
But at least the worst ever performance on finals night evoked some emotion because mostly, the whole series washed over me like a namby pamby Nick Grimshaw wave.
I know much of its gentle humour comes from this, but I still want to shake the namby pamby parents - while the whole show needs dragging out of its mild, inoffensive, middle class and Middle England comfort zone.
I suppose now that we have had two great months of great sport from the Olympic Stadium we will have to watch the football on TV to see overpaid namby pamby football players fall over and claim they are badly injured.
What we really need to know is which party will toughen our increasingly namby pamby criminal justice system and make sure crooks who belong behind bars actually serve their sentences.
This increasingly erratic series swings from namby pamby teenage fluff to over the top violence in the blink of an eye.
I find this whole approach from the Department of Health a bit prissy and namby pamby.
Jon Brodie I guess we should all have a namby pamby approach to overall crime then.