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 Weak as Water.Weap’on Salve. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Weak-kneed Christian or Politician (A).
Irresolute; not thorough; a Laodicean, neither hot nor cold.   1
        “If any weak-kneed Churchman, now hesitating between his [political] party and his Church, is trying to persuade himself that no mischief is in the air, let him take warning.”—Newspaper paragraph, October 16th, 1885.

 Weak as Water.Weap’on Salve. 

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