What Does ‘Milk Toast’ Mean?

When asked about what she would do to defeat ISIS, former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin said, “You have to quit being this mamby-pamby kind of milk toast…”

Dictionary.com states that a person who is “milk-toast” is an ineffectual, timid person.

According to Wikipedia, milk toast is a breakfast food consisting of toasted bread in warm milk, typically with sugar and butter. Other ingredients may be added. In the New England region of the US, it refers to toast that has been dipped in a milk-based white sauce. Milk toast was a popular food throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, states Wikipedia.

(Video: Right Wing Watch, Secular Talk)


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