Nose of wax


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a person who is pliant and easily influenced.

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He said these are objective conditions and we need to build institutions and internal mechanism, develop tradition, promote tolerance and recognize the constitution as the *grundnorm* and not a nose of wax that can be moulded at the slightest expediency.
Muslim League has a nose of wax that can be turned in any direction," The News quoted Rehman, as saying in a press conference, after a meeting of his party's Central Executive Committee.
Brydon's book is a fascinating and thoroughly researched treatment of the manifold uses of Hooker, and it leaves the reader wondering whether that much-vaunted luminary of the English Church had become a nose of wax, albeit an important one.