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English definition of “sb couldn't act, argue, fight, etc. their way out of a paper bag”

sb couldn't act, argue, fight, etc. their way out of a paper bag

humorous
said about someone you think has no energy or ability Weakness and vulnerabilityInability and awkwardness
(Definition of sb couldn't act, argue, fight, etc. their way out of a paper bag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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