adj. colloq. weak or feeble in character.
Phrases and idioms:
chinless wonder Brit. an ineffectual esp. upper class person.

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  • Chinless wonder — is a derogatory term for an upper class (or sometimes middle class) person, often a Brit, frequently one who gained his position via nepotism or other social connections, not through his own competence. The term is derived from the characteristic …   Wikipedia

  • chinless wonder — UK US noun [countable] [singular chinless wonder plural chinless wonders] british informal a young man of a high social class who is weak or stupid Thesaurus: people from an upper social class …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinless wonder — noun count BRITISH INFORMAL a young man of a high social class who is weak or stupid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chinless wonder — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chinless wonder : singular chinless wonder plural chinless wonders British informal a young man of a high social class who is weak or stupid …   English dictionary

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  • chinless — See chin. * * * …   Universalium

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