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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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Jayalalithaa, in a statement, today said: "Overall, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's live interaction with the media was not just a damp squib, it was a wretched exercise which showcased a weak-kneed head of state at his helpless best, taking cover for all the ills plaguing the Nation using the fragile shield of 'coalition dharma'
And all because of the ineptitude of CCW and the weak-kneed response of the Snowdonia National Park who granted planning permission for this horrific intrusion into the private world of nature.
That, of course, overlooks Bush's weak-kneed refusal to look at his own intelligence, which less than a month before Sept.
The approval is likely to be delayed until around September, they said, a decision that could spark criticism from conservatives who would see such a move as weak-kneed diplomacy.
After 90 minutes, weak-kneed and progressively more bad-tempered with being the straggler, I see the trail leveling off and--a miracle--a bathroom.
And the weak-kneed brethren who run law and order have buckled again despite evidence showing a clear need to act on our behalf.
I've referred in previous editorials to how much I enjoyed Roark, whose designs were arch-typical, and allowed no time for nay-sayers or weak-kneed social reformers.
Arsenal are still theoretically in the title hunt, but Arsene Wenger is once again paying the price for cherishing weak-kneed artistic types.
of Jerusalem, Israel) here turns his attention "the third Islamic invasion" of Europe (the conquest of the Iberian peninsula and the expansion of the Ottoman empire were the first two), arguing that nefarious Muslims (who are all suspect in Israeli's eyes) are using demographics and the dithering of weak-kneed liberals to accomplish a stealth takeover of Europe, which will, because of the inherently terroristic nature of Islam, cause mayhem and violence unless the Europeans wake up.
Perhaps it was to enable weak-kneed members of her own party - Reps.
Mr Pritchard said: "In some villages and towns in this country, there are over-eager public officials, some weak-kneed vicars and some human rights activists who have taken the Human Rights Act to extremes, who want to silence this nation's bells.
Unfortunately, our weak-kneed Congress is not only tolerating the insurrectionaries but giving them the "scent of victory.
Oren Gradus made a sonorous and lively Leporello, fellow bass Raymond Aceto delivered the Commendatore's thundered commands with gritty strength and Garrett Sorenson sang Don Ottavio's comparatively weak-kneed music (mysteriously minus "Dalla sua pace") with strong, bright tone.
A pox on the weak-kneed opportunists who have allowed us to become a uniformed civil service.
Since the weak-kneed City Council placidly accepted the mayor's trash fee-for-cops scheme without so much as a perfunctory question, its members owe it to the public to make sure the money is indeed used for more cops.