[milk-uh n-waw-ter, -wot-er]
- ineffective; wishy-washy; lacking will or strength.
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Examples from the Web for milk-and-water
It is a milk-and-water affair as it is now, and won't amount to anything.Down the Rhine
Only milk-and-water proprieties, tamely-virtuous platitudes.
But he was not a milk-and-water man; and, gentle as were his manners, he was an earnest man.In The Saddle
I like the spirit of him; there has been no milk-and-water drither, or lingering here.Merkland
He had no milk-and-water friends and no milk-and-water enemies.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
- (milk and water when postpositive) weak, feeble, or insipid
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