One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not solid or secure.‘unfirm ground’
soft, loose, flabby, yielding, slack, lax, out of tone, tonelessView synonyms
- ‘Opponents would be on very unfirm legal ground if they try to impede the yeshiva.’
- ‘To a certain extent the seat in the saddle was unfirm, and the strength and poise of the body showed signs of abatement.’
- ‘He gently retrieved the cup, took a good swallow and returned it once again to the unfirm hand.’
- ‘Man's desire, he asserts, is by its nature "giddy and unfirm".’
- ‘In my youthful consciousness, more, perhaps, than in the case of many others, the borderline between external and internal reality was unfirm.’
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