lack of moral fibre


lack of moral fibre
   British
   cowardice
   Mainly Second World War military use, often as IMF:
    ... stamped on the record of failed officers.
   Lack of moral fibre. If Second-Lieutenant Audley suffered from LMF...(Price, 1978)
   Under conditions of active service, it is not easy for comrades to distinguish between psychological illness, prudence, and cowardice.

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