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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As it stands now, with the obvious success of Davie in launching what will be the RCN's largest naval vessel (the Asterix AOR ship) and Irving's progress with the navy's AOPV ship, Seaspan is looking like the weak sister of naval shipbuilding in Canada.
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.
Many business practitioners view it as a weak sister in the corporate management hierarchy.
Couldn't be nothing like a blue norther, they chuckled, sneering at the locals' weak sister
Some of the most vivid and compelling characters from Erdrich's other novels, including the fiercely weak Sister Leopolda, perpetual escapee Gerry Nanapush and beautiful, tired June Kashpaw Morrissey, pay welcome visits.
Madeline is the weak sister taken to task by Dr Joyce Brothers in "What Every Woman Should Know About Love and Marriage" for neglecting her husband.
Oracle, for example, is no weak sister in the enterprise, and the company is grabbing the App Engine controls and driving forward.
Traditionally, little handguns have been the weak sisters of the shooting world.
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.