Weak Sister


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Weak Sister

Informal for the security in a portfolio or fund that performs worse than all other securities in the portfolio or fund. One may consider dropping the weak sister unless there is significant growth potential in the future.
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In recent years, Miller has found itself the weak sister among the big three brewers, steadily losing share to Anheuser.
Seen directly up against the first two, Part III indeed looks like the weak sister, but the problems are almost all conceptual rather than a matter of Sofia Coppola's inexperience or Al Pacino's hair.
The Lions need to stop thinking like a weak sister.
The reason I say "unfathomable" is because Winchester's 1886 is big, heavy and many of its 10 chamberings are weak sisters by modem standards.
On the issue of unilateralism, the doctrine holds that multilateral institutions such as the United Nations are distractions at best and that European allies are weak sisters who put their own parochial interests ahead of global security.
Today's powerhouses are tomorrow's weak sisters, and vice versa.
In comparison to long guns, handguns are weak sisters.
But there were plenty of gainers among the weak sisters.