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fit/ready to drop

extremely tired I'd just walked 10 miles and I was ready to drop.
See drop guard, drop into lap
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At any rate no waterway was in sight, and the entire party was almost ready to drop from hunger, thirst and fatigue.
The miserable foreigner grinned in the most abject manner, and looked ready to drop with fatigue, while his master composedly turned over the etchings, and brought their hidden beauties to light with the help of a magnifying glass.
And Cheese-Face, ready to drop and die, or to stay on his legs and die, a grisly monster out of whose features all likeness to Cheese-Face had been beaten, wavered and hesitated; but Martin sprang in and smashed him again and again.
This poor man is so heavily weighed down that he is ready to drop.
I was ready to drop any easy company of equals to approach that interesting man with every mental deference.
Here we are all just ready to drop down, and the critters all in a reek of sweat.
Here, I say, the devil put me upon killing the child in the dark alley, that it might not cry, but the very thought frighted me so that I was ready to drop down; but I turned the child about and bade it go back again, for that was not its way home.
The poor girl couldn't tell for the life of her what to do with such a man, so she would keep on playing the piano and singing to him evening after evening till she was ready to drop.
He was drinking, and developing a villainous temper, and he stormed and cursed and raged at his men, and drove them until they were ready to drop with exhaustion.
I wish I could fatigue myself till I was ready to drop.
But no milkmaid came; no herdsman drove her back; and Cadmus followed the stray Brindle till he was almost ready to drop down with fatigue.
The 33-year-old former England midfielder (below) has made just 14 Premier League starts in four seasons with Villa and West Ham and admits he's ready to drop into the Championship to play again.
This is a great booking with their new album ready to drop.
And the Liberty chief could be ready to drop his first major hint of his team to face the Special One's XI in West London with several players still fighting to win a battle for their place in the starting side.
While the CFP committee seemed ready to drop FSU out of the Final Four with any defeat, the Seminoles went unbeaten for the second year in a row to give themselves a shot at another championship.