We ain't as mealy-mouthed and as p'lite and as smooth-tongued as the moderns.
Why are we so mealy-mouthed in denouncing these golden-idol men?
I s'pose you've been pumping that mealy-mouthed landlubber of a Dolph.
But the visual image in the masterly original Greek is not so mealy-mouthed.
He was not straitlaced, or mealy-mouthed, or overburthened with scruples.