niminy-piminy :

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  • s  affectedly dainty or refined

  • The Observer found her performance "more niminy-piminy than thundery-blundery, more viper than anaconda.
  • Beatrix' chief diversion lay in frequent trips to picture galleries, of which she candidly detailed her impressions: Sir Joshua Reynolds was "niminy-piminy," while "Raphael had .

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