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
There were few who believed that the second consular access was anything more than a crumb, coming one crumb at a time -- the Pakistanis obviously relishing how the Indian government squirmed while public anger grew at the weak kneed response to Pakistan's cussedness.
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.
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.