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weak-kneed

[ week-need ]
/ ˈwikˈnid /
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adjective

yielding readily to opposition, pressure, intimidation, etc.

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Origin of weak-kneed

First recorded in 1860–65
weak-kneedly, adverbweak-kneedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weak-kneed

weak-kneed

adjective

informal yielding readily to force, persuasion, intimidation, etc
weak-kneedly, adverbweak-kneedness, noun
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