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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since their diagnosis of the problem is not very well aimed, Lawless and Fox's solutions are mostly weak tea as well.
India, April 1 -- Tech brands feel traditionally bound to come up with the most attention grabbing stunts on April Fools' Day and while a majority of these pranks/jokes/whatever you want to call them are weak tea, some of them actually stand out as gems.
The fall in revenue is due to both low levels of agricultural production, and weak tea prices.
At 7am they would serve Stchi the same breakfast everyday of burnt toast and weak tea.
Pale wood flooring and off-white walls create a neutral backdrop for darker tones such as weak tea and pale coffee colours which can be introduced through linen curtains and shaggy rugs.