Did the French monarchy end not with a bang—or a whimper—but a smile?
To the Israelis he came off looking too harsh, and his popularity plummeted and continues to whimper.
Yet this case might very well end with a whimper rather than a bang.
In that context, the plan as it stands is a whimper, if that.
In Kyushu, where the yakuza are deeply rooted, they are not leaving with a whimper, they are leaving with a bang.
Eddy, meanwhile, made not a whimper, but kept his whitening lips close shut.
Gave it up, as you did, without a whimper or even a whisper?
Mrs. Ellmer shook my hand limply and showed a disposition to whimper.
"Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
Wherefore, like a coward, dost thou for ever pip and whimper, and go cowering and trembling?
1510s, probably of imitative origin, or from German wimmern "to whimper, moan." The noun is first recorded c.1700. Related: Whimpered; whimpering.