to one's knees


to one's knees
phrasal
: into a state of submission or defeat

forced to his knees by competition


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • on one's knees — {adj. phr.} 1. Pleading; begging very hard. * /The boys were on their knees for hours before their parents agreed to their camping plans./ * /The Jacksons won t contribute to the Red Cross unless you get on your knees./ 2. In a very weak… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's knees — {adj. phr.} 1. Pleading; begging very hard. * /The boys were on their knees for hours before their parents agreed to their camping plans./ * /The Jacksons won t contribute to the Red Cross unless you get on your knees./ 2. In a very weak… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ one's\ knees — adj. phr. 1. Pleading; begging very hard. The boys were on their knees for hours before their parents agreed to their camping plans. The Jacksons won t contribute to the Red Cross unless you get on your knees. 2. In a very weak condition; near… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on one's knees — phrasal : in a state of serious or irremediable defeat or failure a great nation economically on its knees * * * in a kneeling position ■ figurative on the verge of collapse when they took over, the newspaper was on its knees …   Useful english dictionary

  • to one's knees — phrasal into a state of submission or defeat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on one's knees — adjective At the mercy of someone …   Wiktionary

  • fall to one's knees — fall (or drop, sink, etc.) to one s knees assume a kneeling position …   Useful english dictionary

  • up to one’s knees — mod. deep in something, such as paperwork or water. (See also knee deep in something.) □ We’re p to our knees with orders and getting more all the time. □ The orders are up to our knees …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bring to one's knees — {v. phr.} To seriously weaken the power or impair the function of. * /The fuel shortage brought the automobile industry to its knees./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to one's knees — {v. phr.} To seriously weaken the power or impair the function of. * /The fuel shortage brought the automobile industry to its knees./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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