weak-kneed

[week-need]
adjective
yielding readily to opposition, pressure, intimidation, etc.

Origin:
1860–65

weak-kneedly, adverb
weak-kneedness, noun
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weak-kneed
 
adj
informal yielding readily to force, persuasion, intimidation, etc
 
weak-'kneedly
 
adv
 
weak-'kneedness
 
n

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Example sentences
Even large companies have proved surprisingly weak-kneed.
It is not foolish or weak-kneed to worry about what will come next.
Weak-kneed looks aside, oversize wheels with low-profile tyres can present
  serious handling problems, especially on wet roads.
Since he is prosecuting it seriously, hardly anyone accuses him of being
  weak-kneed.
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