Weaker vessel

Also found in: Idioms.
a woman; - now applied humorously.
- 1 Peter iii. 7.

See also: Vessel

References in classic literature ?
I'll give up smoking to please you, if you will give up something to please me," said Prince, seeing a good chance to lord it over the weaker vessel at small cost to himself.
Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it.
In the 'slappy' affair between Ekiti volcanic senator, Abiodun Olujimi and the National Assembly union leader, the female lawmaker as the weaker vessel, should ordinarily have the judging public on her side.
Among the most damning accusations was cannibalism--often involving assumptions about the weaker vessel (i.
n In Henry IV, Part 2, the prostitute Doll Tearsheet being left out entirely with the slightly more reputable Mistress Quickly being kept in; n In Romeo and Juliet, the line: "Tis true, and therefore women being the weaker vessel are ever thrust to the wall" being excised.
Thus, if we see a win for Ankara and ystanbul by the opposition, Turkey is doomed to be a weaker vessel in an even stronger hurricane.