Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - wimp


someone who is not strong, brave or confident


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - wimp

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do it! Go and ask her out. Don't be a coward.

Friend 2:  I don't know.  A girl like that would never go out with me.  I'm too afraid to ask.

Friend 1:  Don't be a wimp!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - wimp

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Give me a hand lifting this car engine into the back of my truck, please.

Friend 2:  I don't think I am strong enough.

Friend 1:  Seriously? You wimp!

wimp - Usage:


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wimp - Gerund Form:

Being a wimp is not as socially unacceptable as it once was.

wimp - Examples:

1)  This guy is massive. He's not a wimp.

2)  ... his god king status will be stripped free and everyone will see him as the wimp and coward he is ...

3)  I almost didn't finish it because I am a wimp when it comes to too many gruesome details.

4)  Of course, the point was that Jack was now heroic, instead of the wimp he used to be.

5)  Avoid being a wimp or a clone. Do not engage your boss by turning into an obsequious ...

6)  I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to hiking up to great heights.

7)  ... personality who has been changed into a "pathetic, totally compliant" wimp ...

8)  Even in my thirties, I was a wimp who burned in silence when someone cut in front of me.

9)  She's not a wimp. But she's not brave either, which showed that she's human.

10)  ... but I am too much of a wimp and scaredy cat.

11)  I can't just be a wimp. I'm going to show them they can mess with me.

12)  It's the fear of turning into the hen-pecked wimp that we've seen our friends turn into.

13)  It's better to try and lose than be a wimp who never tried.

14)  Welcome to my self-empowerment blog. I used to be a wimp and never got taken seriously.

15)  Biff ends up a completely spineless wimp is perhaps indicative that his experiences ...

16)  ... hurt? Yes, I think it does but I'm a bit of a wimp. Over time with more treatments you do get de-sensitized to it a bit.

17)  Americans like a fighter. They don't like a wimp.

18)  Maybe he's just a wimp whose wife has cowed him.

19)  ... but are too much of a wimp, yourself, to express your fears and beliefs even to the extent of expressing ...

20)  It is also time to evolve beyond the sensitive wimp ideal, all heart and no spine.