weak sister

noun Informal.
a vacillating person; coward.
a part or element that undermines the whole of something; a weak link.


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weak sister
informal (US) a person in a group who is regarded as weak or unreliable

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weak sister definition

  1. n.
    a timid person, usually a male. : Another weak sister and we'll have to quit. We've got to pull together.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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