weak-kneed

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weak-kneed

Lacking resolve; easily swayed or frightened. You can definitely get someone weak-kneed like Tim to do this stupid project for you. You'll never convince them to give you a raise if you go into the meeting weak-kneed.
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India's weak kneed response to Pakistan's delaying tactics
The trek is arduous and definitely not for the faint hearted or the weak kneed. You should also head to the forest for safari, this is after all the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve known for its elephants and tigers.
Hopefully a few independents will get elected to this new position of crime commissioner, across the country, and we can see less political interference, less political correctness (aka weak kneed, wishy washy liberalism) and a little bit more straightforward common sense.
If a British businessman based in Egypt made scurrilous and unfounded allegations against Hosni Mubarrak then there is no doubt he would be imprisoned and returned to his native country.A It is a great pity that the UK is so weak kneed when dealing with this sort of completely unacceptable behaviour by a foreign national, namely Al Fayed.
When are the weak kneed, MPs going to stand up and represent the majority?
So there you have it folks straight from the horse's mouth: we, the dumb citizens of this once great country, are standing by while our national heritage is usurped by a configuration of almost unknown unelected bodies from 26 other countries, while our weak kneed politically correct, corrupt government lets it happen.