Alternative forms Edit
- (figurative) Lacking will power or strength of character; timid.
- 1903, Jack London, chapter 5, in The People of the Abyss:
- It is incontrovertible that the children grow up into rotten adults, without virility or stamina, a weak-kneed, narrow-chested, listless breed, that crumples up and goes down in the brute struggle for life.
- (literally) Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see weak, kneed.
figuratively: having weak knees