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- adj. Alternative spelling of nervous-Nellie.
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In fact, the small-business tax troubles of the California congresswoman's husband -- which Republican partisans, nervous-nelly Democrats and media elites who cannot see the forest for the trees imagine as a Cabinet disqualifier -- confirm that Solis has precisely the real-world experience that is going to be required in a White House that seeks to tip balance away from Wall Street and toward Main Street.
It's only because media talking heads and nervous-nelly blog commenters obsess about this silliness that we're talking about it at all.
Could you imagine the nervous-nelly networks ever going for a drama about a dysfunctional family of undertakers?
This is a well written take from a nervous-nelly fan (love ya Buddha!) that sums up nicely what most of us fans were so excited to see.
Not counting a couple of nervous-nelly test posts, the inaugural contribution to this blog, which started off with a different name and would eventually come to be known by its current handle, was a long piece I wrote just for the hell of it sometime in 2003 or early 2004 called "Pleasures Worthy of Guilt."
Before my daughters and I flew off to France last month, I tried to describe to my friend what a nervous-nelly homebody I am, despite being an experienced traveler: "It's so stupid; I feel like I have to tie up all the loose ends before I go -- not only drop off the dry cleaning, pay all the bills, and organize the pantry shelves, but also wash the rabbit hutch and decide if I'm going to marry Michael."