milk-and-water

adjective feeble; ineffective.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • milk-and-water — [milk′ən wôt′ər] adj. insipid; weak; wishy washy; namby pamby * * * milk and wa·ter (mĭlk ən wôʹtər, wŏtʹər) adj. Insipid; weak; wishy washy. * * * …   Universalium

  • milk-and-water — [milk′ən wôt′ər] adj. insipid; weak; wishy washy; namby pamby …   English World dictionary

  • Milk And Water — A 16th century English fabric known in Kendal, Westmorland, of unknown construction …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • milk-and-water — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : lacking in vigor and richness : weak, insipid, wishy washy milk and water poetry …   Useful english dictionary

  • milk-and-water — /mɪlk n ˈwɔtə/ (say milk n wawtuh) adjective weak or insipid; wishy washy …   Australian English dictionary

  • milk-and-water — adjective Date: 1753 weak, insipid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • milk-and-water — weak, watered down, diluted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • milk-and-wa|ter — «MIHLK uhn W tuhr, WOT uhr», adjective. weak or insipid, like milk diluted with water; wishy washy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow's milk — ▪ Table Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow s milk (average values per 100 millilitres whole milk) colostrum (1–5 days) transitional (6–14 days) mature (after 14 days) cow s milk energy, kcal* 58  74 … …   Universalium

  • milk — [[t]mɪ̱lk[/t]] ♦♦♦ milks, milking, milked 1) N UNCOUNT Milk is the white liquid produced by cows, goats, and some other animals, which people drink and use to make butter, cheese, and yoghurt. He popped out to buy a pint of milk. ...basic foods… …   English dictionary

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