wet rag

wet rag

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 rag 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 rag who just coasts through life without ambition. The new supervisor has been as effective at controlling his team as a wet rag.
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 rag on the weekends.
See also: rag, wet

wet rag

verb
See also: rag, wet
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Mix the beverage in a cold cup, partake with moderation, and keep a wet rag around your head to guard against over-excitement.
His body wrapped limply about the fist like a wet rag about a stick.
We turned-to afterwards, and shovelled out on deck heaps of wet rags, all sorts of fragments of things without shape, and that you couldn't give a name to, and let them settle the ownership themselves.
Cover with a wet rag or plastic wrap and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
Every single 'No!' or 'Don't' is a wet rag that douses the spark of knowing the world.
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I would describe it as a cross between a wet rag and a full dustbin.
It is necessary to breathe air near the ground (it is less foggy), covering your mouth and nose with a gauze bandage or a wet rag. When you are safe, report the fire on the following phones: "01" - from a landline phone, "112" and "101" (only for mobile phones), "recalls the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia for RS (Y).
Other women don't tell you what your mother will say just after he is born, after they slap him onto your stomach like a wet rag, the tether binding you still warm and pulsing, and just as you look down, expecting blood, they don't tell you sometimes it isn't there, the flesh is almost clean, a dark moss of hair covered by a thin white film, a second skin, a part of you still holding him, perhaps.
But my patient leather Jimmy Choo kay stilettoes my Filipina was able to wipe clean the next morning with a wet rag. I just hope so she didn't use her spit on the rag.
Bundle them into a plastic bag wrapped in a wet rag, and then slide them into another plastic bag, well-sealed to prevent drying.
Meanwhile, rock bass that have been feeding heavily on crayfish fight like a wet rag and characteristically threaten to soil your shirt and pants should you be remiss in holding them too close during hook removal.
Use the wet rag to dampen down his bottom half including his chest, feet and belly.
If you need to increase suction, seal around the nozzle with a wet rag.