weak sister


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weak sister

n. Often Offensive
1. An ineffective or undependable member of a group.
2. A person regarded as timid or indecisive.

weak sister

n
informal US a person in a group who is regarded as weak or unreliable

weak′ sis′ter


n.
1. a vacillating person; coward.
2. a part or element that undermines the whole of something; weak link.
[1855–60]
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He did persuade them to bring girl- friends for me; but I found them weak sisters, pale and ineffectual alongside the choice specimens he had.
But Asia remains the weak sister of FIFA, despite having more than half the world's population.
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IT'S been a long road to commercial application, but some experts believe that the perennial weak sister of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), the cultivation of production-boosting micro-organisms in the reservoir, is starting to show some strength.
Example Two: The Mac has been the weak sister of Apple revenue since the fourth quarter of 2009, when the iPhone passed it by.