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People who are considered weak, useless or unreliable

yes man

noun

someone who always agrees with people who have more power than they do, usually because they want those people to like them

paper tiger

noun

a person, organization, or country that appears to be very powerful or dangerous but in fact is weak

softie

noun

someone who is very emotional or very sympathetic to others

doormat

noun

someone who allows other people to treat them badly and does not complain

weed

noun

someone who is thin and weak

worm

noun

an insulting word for someone who is weak or dishonest

chameleon

noun

someone who changes their opinions, ideas, or behavior to fit any situation

zero

noun

an insulting word for someone who has no qualities that impress you

pygmy

noun

someone who is weak, for example because they lack influence or intelligence

lackey

noun

someone who is too willing to do whatever they are told to do, especially when the person, organization, etc. being obeyed is much more important or powerful

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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