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 Meals.Mean’der (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mealy-mouthed
 
is the Greek melimuthos (honey-speech), and means velvet-tongued, afraid of giving offence.   1
 


 Meals.Mean’der (3 syl.). 

 
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