weak sauce

noun

Definition of weak sauce

US slang
: something inferior, ineffective, or unimpressive : something weak
  • When it comes to employer-based coverage, the plan wouldn't do much … Honestly, this is weak sauce, and doesn't do much to alter the biggest, and one of the most dysfunctional, parts of the U.S. health care system.
  • —Pascal Emmanuel Gobry
  • … the laws they're looking at are pretty weak sauce, and their chances of passing are slim.
  • —Matt Baume

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1992

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