wet dishrag

wet dishrag

1. A very weak willed, helpless, or cowardly person; one who lacks any real resolve, inner-strength, or motivation. My father was a sweet man, but he was a wet dishrag in all other aspects of life, bending to the will of everyone around him. I tried to raise you to be strong and independent, not some wet dishrag who just coasts through life without ambition. The new supervisor has been as effective at controlling his team as a wet dishrag.
2. One who is completely worn out or without energy. Between my hectic job and trying to mind the kids, I always feel like a wet dish rag by the time I get to bed at night. My dad used to work crazy long hours when we were kids, and he would just sit on the sofa like a wet dishrag on the weekends.
See also: dishrag, wet
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But he also has the personality of a wet dishrag. The proof is in the short screen-time he had this week during his hometown date.
If you have MS, the odds are overwhelming that you have experienced generalized lassitude--that "wet dishrag" feeling--more times than you would like.
Every time it seems to be heading for the sceptical edge of the original, it makes a wrong turn into romance, a move made even worse by the fact Heder and Barrett have all the spark of a wet dishrag.
While his rainsuit had kept him dry on the inside, the suit itself looked and felt as soggy as a wet dishrag.
Our therapist, who was a champion of enduring pregnant pauses, would offer us a crust of conversational bread every so often, but the car rides home were the worst: the sour odour of fresh truth hung around us like wet dishrags. There was no escape from it and no one to break the interminable silence.
"After arriving on the scene and finding 70 of the 90 monks `slumped in their cells like wet dishrags,' Tomatis offered his diagnosis.