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mollycoddle

mo lee ko duhl

  • n  a pampered darling; an effeminate man
  • v  treat with excessive indulgence
    Let's not mollycoddle our students!

  • To a British fighting man Egypt is the last country on earth which the Empire can afford to mollycoddle.
  • The reserves couldn't fall back on the mollycoddle collection of exemptions that a softheaded Congress had written into the draft law, and that softhearted draft boards had been .
  • By the time he went to school, the boy was a weak-eyed, skinny mollycoddle and prig, already "pathetically conscious of being a misfit.
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Quotes

  • Francis Yeoh in Malaysia Star
    Francis says for the fourth generation - his children - the benchmark is two degrees including a postgraduate: "They can make it. Don't mollycoddle them."
  • Gary Ackerman in FOXNews
    We understand that the prime minister has to say political things, but the long-term here is that if you mollycoddle terrorists, you give them license to continue,said Rep. Gary Ackerman, DN.Y. "Hezbollah's function is to destroy and...
  • Paul Pfeifer in Dayton Daily News (registration)
    However Justice Paul E. Pfeifer said, in a minority opinion, the decision would "further mollycoddle political subdivisions" facing claims of negligence in lawsuits by allowing appeals too costly for most Ohioans.

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