weak sauce

or weak·sauce

[ week-saws ]
/ ˈwik ˈsɔs /

noun Slang.

something that is weak, inadequate, inferior, etc. (often used attributively): His jokes are mostly weak sauce. I got a pretty weak sauce response to my complaint.

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Origin of weak sauce

First recorded in 2005–10
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