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f lim zee

  • n  a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
  • s  lacking solidity or strength
    a flimsy table
    flimsy construction
  • a  not convincing
  • s  lacking substance or significance; a fragile claim to fame"

  • How could a ratings agency put its top-grade stamp on such flimsy securities? A glaring conflict of interest is one possibility: these outfits are paid for their ratings by the .
  • Suddenly, an earth shaking varooom! rattled our flimsy home.
  • She has a point, however flimsy her logic.
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  • 'Love Is All You Need' avoids Hollywood cliches
    Though 'Love Is All You Need' is a light film, it's not flimsy. Set mostly in a scenic Italian coastal town, it's a romance that builds slowly and believably, and its stars (Pierce Brosnan and Danish actress Trine Dyrholm) are ideally cast.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • Kanye West Cheating Allegations Are Flimsy At Best
    Yesterday, news broke that Kanye West had cheated on Kim Kardashian with a model named Leyla Ghobadi. While the story is juicy, it may be too good to be true. Marianne Garvey reports that the model's story is flimsy at best.
    June 13, 2013 - TheFABlife
  • $68,000 question: Really?
    What the frock?! This flimsy, cheap-looking babydoll dress is the star of the new Saint Laurent collection — and costs a staggering $68,000. The Peter Pan-collared, schoolgirl get-up, featuring a dowdy black bow tie and tiny puffy sleeves, was on display at the famed design house’s new Soho boutique...
    June 12, 2013 - New York Post

  • Arlen Specter in Forbes
    Even Sen. Arlen Specter, the panel's ranking Republican, called that explanation "a flimsy excuse" and suggested instead that Muksaey declined to call waterboarding illegal torture because he wanted to avoid putting at legal risk US officials...
  • Conrad Black in Chicago Sun-Times
    Since I am in fact, not guilty, and the evidence is so flimsy, I assume reasonable people understand that it would be neither believable nor sensible if I suddenly started spouting false remorse for acts I did not commit,Black told the...
  • James Yee in International Herald Tribune
    It seemed to me as if the case was pretty flimsy,said James Yee, the former Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba who was arrested in 2003 and charged with mishandling classified material and other crimes in a...

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