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weak-kneedadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ˌwiːkˈniːd/
informal disapproving not brave or determined enough to defend your beliefs against others: Instead of defending traditional values, the church frequently seems weak-kneed and irresolute. made to feel weak and likely to fall by emotion: She stood dazed and weak-kneed beside the coffin.
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