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superlativeform of flimsy: most flimsy.
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Of all the campaign promises and declarations you will hear in the next several months, the flimsiest will be the ones containing the assurance that the candidate is taking a "look" -- even the emphatic "hard look" -- at an idea.
chicagotribune.com - 2009
For example, stubborn characters who need to be convinced to agree with the Mary Sue, will do so on the flimsiest of pretexts just so that the Mary Sue can “win” the story.
We have built huge, population-based policies on the flimsiest of scientific evidence.
It gives the government a carte blanche to raid any group at all; and this means they can mete out punishment (even if no prosecutions take place in the form of these investigatory raids and subsequent arrests) to virtually any activists the FBI dislikes, with the threat of sustained prosecution if they "find" anything tying the group by even the flimsiest thread to "terrorism."
Michael Schwartz: Unfortunately, Obama Is Expanding the Imperial Presidency Michael Schwartz 2010
Mr. Deb doesn't allow the drumbeat of national pride that has accompanied India's rise to obscure the fact that in essential ways it remains a land of filthy public toilets and poorly made buildings, a country that launches satellites into space but shows only the flimsiest familiarity with basic carpentry or plumbing.
Beautiful and Damned, or Just Dazed and Confused? Sadanand Dhume 2011
Don't get your hopes up yet, but the columnist breaking this story, Adrian Wojnarowski, has been known to base his conclusions on the flimsiest of evidence and isn't always correct.
The next day he subtly suggested a shopping spree, he picked out the flimsiest Helmut Lang dresses at Galerie 66 on the Champs Elysees.
BritChick Paris: Why Having a French Boyfriend Is Like Living With a Fashion Stylist BritChick Paris 2011
An amazingly deft twistâone that allows the basest accusation on the flimsiest of grounds.
But this FIFA "regulations" argument has to be one of the flimsiest arguments.
Traders appear happy to buy euros on even the flimsiest of good, or at least, not-awful news.