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Discussion in 'English Only' started by Mihály, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Mihály Senior Member

    Hungarian
    Hi!
    Can someone tell me what does it mean when someone has a "weak mouth"? It't from Hammett's The Golden Horseshoe:
    "a little, plump man with round, optimistic eyes and a weak mouth."
    Can you tell me a synonym for it perhaps?
    Thanks!
     
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    Hammett is pretty adventurous when it comes to descriptions. "A weak mouth" doesn't make much sense to me either. :) People often use "weak chin" to mean a receding chin - one that doesn't jut out. So, perhaps a "weak mouth" is a small, unimpressive mouth.
     

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