It was the tone best understood by hinds of their lily-livered quality.
The lily-livered hero was hanging out his true colours at last.
We are not slaves of greed, money grubbers, soft and lily-livered.
He's one of your feather-brained, lily-livered fellows, is he?
Its well enough for lily-livered, goose-fleshed lawyers to hold their tongues when men and soldiers talk, I ...