weak sister

noun

Definition of weak sister

  1. :  a member of a group who needs aid; also :  something weak and ineffective as compared with others in a group

Examples of weak sister in a Sentence

  1. The company is no longer a weak sister among auto producers.

1857

First Known Use of weak sister

1857


WEAK SISTER Defined for English Language Learners

weak sister

noun

Definition of weak sister for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a group that is weak or unsuccessful in comparison to others in the group

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