milk-and-water

[ milk-uh n-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈmɪlk ənˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər /

adjective

ineffective; wishy-washy; lacking will or strength.
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milk-and-water

adjective

(milk and water when postpositive) weak, feeble, or insipid
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