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
References in classic literature ?
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.
But my patient leather Jimmy Choo kay stilettoes my Filipina was able to wipe clean the next morning with a wet 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.
Once on the move, it stops sounding like a Beetle and changes its tune, becoming more like a Subaru Impreza turbo with a wet rag held over the end of its exhaust pipe.
Once on the move it stops sounding like a Beetle and changes its tune, becoming more like a Subaru Impreza turbo with a wet rag held over the end of its exhaust pipe.
If you need to increase suction, seal around the nozzle with a wet rag.
He accused Fedeli of throwing a wet rag on all the positive work being done with First Nations in the Ring of Fire through the Regional Framework process and with nickel junior miner Noront Resources, the leading proponent in the remote region.
If the leak is on the cylinder, cover it with a wet rag.
Indeed, later that night, a wet rag graced the entrance to our tiny apartment in a Khrushchev-era block, to help us keep those radiation particles out.
Construction of a new pig launcher on 24" KM-KS wet RAG pipeline operating at 400 psig and replacement of pig receiver on 16" KN-KM Wet RAG line, operating at 400 psig.
Dubai police have arrested a housemaid on charges of murdering her sponsors' baby by suffocating her with a wet rag, a report said.