feel like jelly

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feel like jelly

To feel very unstable or weak. This phrase is often used to describe the knees or legs. My legs felt like jelly when I got off that rollercoaster—I had to sit down right away.
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be/feel like ˈjelly

(also turn to ˈjelly) (of legs or knees) feel weak because you are nervous or frightened.: She couldn’t move — her head was swimming, her mouth was dry and her legs felt like jelly.
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My legs felt like jelly out there - it was horrible.