milk-and-water love

milk-and-water

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Insipid; weak; wishy-washy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Insipid, like milk diluted with water; hence, weak; characterless; wishy-washy.

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Examples

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Stromata Blog

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Current Affairs

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Defeat Isn’t Really an Orphan

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Stromata Blog:

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Economics

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Elections 2010

  • I approach her, not with the milk-and-water ardours of first youth, nor with the lusty love madness of young manhood, but as an intellectual man, seeking for self and mate the ripe and rounded manhood and womanhood which comes only through the having of children — children which must be properly born and bred.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • He deemed the clerk a filthy, uncultured brute, whose place was in the muck with the swine, and told him so; and he was reciprocally informed that he was a milk-and-water sissy and a cad.

    In a Far Country

  • He deemed the clerk a filthy, uncultured brute, whose place was in the muck with the swine, and told him so; and he was reciprocally informed that he was a milk-and-water sissy and a cad.

    In a Far Country

  • In the days before the House vote, he pleaded with progressive Congressmen to save his Presidency by going along with what most of them regarded as a milk-and-water brand of socialism.

    Obama Nation

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