(as) weak as water

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British pronunciation/az wˈiːk az wˈɔːtə/
American pronunciation/æz wˈiːk æz wˈɔːɾɚ/
(as) weak as water
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used to describe someone who can be easily taken advantage of because their will is not strong enough

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(as|) weak as water definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "weak as water" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "weak as water" can be traced back to ancient times. Water, being a fundamental element, has long been associated with qualities such as fluidity, lack of resistance, and weakness. The idiom likely originated from the observation that water is easily influenced or overpowered, lacking the strength or solidity of other substances. Over time, this concept was figuratively applied to describe things or individuals that exhibit similar characteristics of weakness or lack of resilience. The idiom has been in use for centuries and has become a common expression in the English language.

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Her resolve to stick to her diet was as weak as water, as she gave in to temptation after just a day.
He talked tough, but when it came to taking action, his resolve was weak as water.
Her resolve to stick to her diet was as weak as water, as she gave in to temptation after just a day.
The company's response to the crisis was as weak as water, lacking a strong and effective strategy.
The candidate's arguments during the debate were weak as water, failing to convince anyone of their position.
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