lily-livered


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You might remember lily-livered from Shakespeare's Macbeth, in which Macbeth verbally abuses a young servant, "Go prick thy face, and over-red thy fear, / Thou lily-livered boy.
I WAS dismayed to learn that farmers do not appear to help each other in times of difficulty ("My accuser's just a lily-livered coward", Daily Post, August 27).
When asked if he feels like King Canute when confronting the global downturn, he says: "I think it would be a very weak-kneed, lily-livered, spineless politician who felt like that.
So what if lily-livered Cabinet colleagues stab him in the back.
My personal view is that your people are a bunch of lily-livered cowards who use one set of rules when it comes to poor Pakistan and another when it comes to India and the rich pickings to be made from the BCCI and the Indian Premier League.
Traditionally northerners have thought themselves to be immune to the effects of cold, in contrast to their lily-livered counterparts down south.
The Time profile opened this way: "In the judgment of Robert Marshall Myers, the American rural weekly is valueless, lily-livered and moribund.
No doubt the lily-livered liberals will be saying that it reflects the feelings of the electorate.
LAPD Chief Bratton and his elite staff are certainly ahead of the curve by seeking law lengthening prison sentences for lily-livered convicted robbers who wear a mask in a crime.
That, of course, is just too simple and UEFA in their own weak-willed, lily-livered way have done their usual in deflecting the question of what would happen if Liverpool won the Champions League.
For the latter are, in fact, "irreversibly doomed," explained Phelps's daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper, whose contempt for the lily-livered Christians in the ex-gay movement was undisguised: "Some of these groups that call themselves Christian are about as Christian as Balaam's ass," she declared.
trail will have a wonderful time denouncing anti-Columbus stuff as lily-livered and, let's face it, antipatriotic.
I'd rather have Davis than the lily-livered Corbyn leading negotiations.
Germany's lily-livered attitude was similar to that of the authorities here, who were in some part complicit in making it easier for Asian grooming gangs to do their evil work.