Nose of wax

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a person who is pliant and easily influenced.

See also: Nose

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The result of this separation is that parties treat IP rights "like a nose of wax, which may be turned and twisted in any direction." When infringement is at issue, IP owners tout the breadth of their rights, while accused infringers seek to cabin them within narrow bounds.
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.