nose of wax

Definition of nose of wax

: a pliant person or thing : one readily influenced or turned in any direction am neither an untrue man … nor a mere nose of wax to be twisted this way and that— Sir Walter Scott

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“Nose of wax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nose%20of%20wax. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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