weak tea

weak tea

slang Something that is particularly underwhelming or unimpressive. Many have felt like the president's run in office has been rather weak tea compared to the bold promises he made during his campaign.
See also: tea, weak
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When the Marchioness had finished her toasting, she spread a clean cloth on a tray, and brought him some crisp slices and a great basin of weak tea, with which (she said) the doctor had left word he might refresh himself when he awoke.
For the next four days he lived a simple and blameless life on thin captain's biscuits (I mean that the biscuits were thin, not the captain) and soda-water; but, towards Saturday, he got uppish, and went in for weak tea and dry toast, and on Monday he was gorging himself on chicken broth.
Veal's conversazioni, which took place once a month (as you were informed on pink cards, with AOHNH engraved on them), and where the professor welcomed his pupils and their friends to weak tea and scientific conversation.
We have bank records that go back decades and property papers that look like fake treasure maps that con men have dipped in weak tea to make the treasure maps look authentic.
The Ethiopians would chew and make weak tea from them, but it was in Mokha, a port city in Yemen, in the 14th century, that a certain Ali ibn Omar first brewed the bean into qahwa.
These strengths are counterbalanced by the regulatory risk faced by the pharmaceutical distribution business, the exposure to commodity price volatility in its palm oil business, and the weak tea plantations segment.
A [Democrat-controlled] government will make the Obama Administration look like weak tea. The program will be to alter the political landscape so that nothing like the Trump Administration or, for that matter, any conservative administration, ever returns to power."
We'd pre-booked tickets and for this had the privilege of queuing outside for twenty five minutes in driving rain, with only a polystyrene cup of weak tea to keep me warm.
We'd pre-booked tickets and for this had the privilege of queuing outside for 25 minutes in driving rain, with only a polystyrene cup of weak tea to keep me warm.
Those are momentum races - politicians scurry to be on the winning side, if one is apparent - but that was pretty weak tea. The folks who want to knock off Straus will have to successfully defend many of their own members in March while knocking off a couple of dozen of his.
I'm sure it can't do kids any harm, but if the campaign promise was to tackle financial illiteracy, this is pretty weak tea. A couple of hours of instruction from the sixth grade will have to be reinforced and built upon in order to become part of one's fundamental life skills.
While my hubby knows only too well how much he means to my children - and will be getting the obligatory breakfast in bed (which consists of cold toast, weak tea and two big smiles) - I sometimes wonder if Grampy and Grandad realise quite how important they are too.
* Always have a teapot, tea strainer, creamer for the milk, sugar bowl, an extra teapot of hot water (for those who prefer weak tea) - and a plate for lemon slices on hand.