weak sister

weak sister
noun Date: 1857 a member of a group who needs aid; also something weak and ineffective as compared with others in a group

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • weak sister — noun : a member of a group who needs aid : an element or factor that is weak and ineffective as compared with others in the group weed out the weak sisters among the salesmen a subject introduced into the curriculum for the benefit of the weaker… …   Useful english dictionary

  • weak sister — noun a) A person who is cowardly or indecisive. Your course of action this past year has bordered on criminal negligence, he barks to the man whose job he means to take. Youre a weak sister, Mr. President. b) A person or thing which is the least… …   Wiktionary

  • weak sister — n. a timid person, usually a male. □ It looks like Dave is the weak sister on the team. □ Another weak sister and we’ll have to quit. We’ve got to pull together …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • weak sister — weak′ sis′ter n. 1) inf a vacillating person; coward 2) inf a part or element that undermines the whole of something; weak link • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • weak sister — Informal. 1. a vacillating person; coward. 2. a part or element that undermines the whole of something; a weak link. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • weak sister — noun N. Amer. informal a weak member of a group …   English new terms dictionary

  • weak sister — Synonyms and related words: Lord Fauntleroy, Milquetoast, Percy, baby, big baby, chicken, chicken liver, coward, cream puff, crybaby, doormat, dull tool, effeminate, fraid cat, fraidy cat, funk, funker, goody goody, gutless wonder, invertebrate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sister — noun Etymology: Middle English suster, sister, partly from Old English sweostor and partly from Old Norse systir sister; akin to Latin soror sister, Sanskrit svasṛ Date: before 12th century 1. a female who has one or both parents in common with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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