lily-livered lily-livered


  • (adj) easily frightened


  1. Sir: For 30 years the lily-livered liberals have had their way in the Republican Party.
  2. Shouting that he was a lily-livered traitor they demanded his resignation, claimed that he wanted to reduce the Polish Army by 60,000 men.
  3. In the judgment of Robert Marshall Myers, the American rural weekly is valueless, lily-livered and moribund.



  • "You just wait and see," Patton said at the conclusion of World War II. "The lily-livered bastards in Washington will demobilize. They'll say they've made the world safe for democracy again. The Russians are not such damned fools. They'll...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: George S Patton Source: American Spectator

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