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weak sister

noun, Informal.
1.
a vacillating person; coward.
2.
a part or element that undermines the whole of something; a weak link.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • However, all of the daughters became rather strong and domineering themselves, with not a weak sister in the lot.
  • Being a weak sister she will readily yield te our persuasion.
  • Even riparian protection is a weak sister to this new context.
British Dictionary definitions for weak sister

weak sister

noun
1.
(US, informal) a person in a group who is regarded as weak or unreliable
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Slang definitions & phrases for weak sister

way to run a railroad, the wrong

noun phrase

(Variations: a hell of a or a stupid or what a or other deprecative modifiers may precede way) Not the best way to do something: Mfune blasted the White House for not including the Black Caucus in the formulation of policy: ''This isn't any way to run a railroad''/ Arafat's flawed technique in governing Jericho and Gaza is an awful way to run a railroad (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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