Wallflower meaning

What does the saying 'Wallflower' mean?

Idiom: Wallflower


A woman politician given an unimportant government position so that the government can pretend it takes women seriously is a wallflower.

Country: British English British English | Subject Area: Plants & Flowers | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used


A shy person who is not asked to dance is a wallflower.

Country: American English American English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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