weak at the knees

weak at the knees

if someone goes weak at the knees, they feel as if they might fall down because they have a sudden strong emotion about something or someone The very thought of jumping out of an aircraft with a parachute made him go weak at the knees. He was so gorgeous, I felt weak at the knees every time he spoke to me.
See also: knee, weak
References in classic literature ?
Jurgis turned white, and so weak at the knees that he could hardly leave his cell.
for the wings of a dove" Just give me the breast of a chicken He can stuff the wings of his dove But his manner was so beguiling I'm left just weak at the knees When he plays that lilt on the piano Makes me all 'thank you' and 'please' His repertoire's quite exquisite Mind you
My wife certainly wouldn't go weak at the knees if I came home in a sodden shirt"- Actor Colin Firth on his famous scene in Pride And Prejudice.
My wife certainly wouldn't go weak at the knees if I came home in a sodden shirt" - Actor Colin Firth on his famous scene in Pride And Prejudice.
PIERCE Brosnan has revealed he still goes weak at the knees for his wife of more than a decade.
IF the words "Albion Rovers" spook Motherwell they're bound to go weak at the knees at the prospect of facing "Glasgow Celtic".
Weak at the knees for lots of love-in-the-mist 6 Staying at my friend Janine's house the other night, I was delighted to see dried seedheads of Nigella damascena hanging in bunches in her conservatory.
The extreme nature of the master batsman's fame only become apparent when an air hostess, asked for a drinks order, realised who she was serving, then literally went weak at the knees, needing to be helped from the floor by fellow crew members.
The mum-of-two, who now weighs 28 stone, says that just the sight of a bakery makes her weak at the knees and out of breath.
Miranda (BBC One, tomorrow, 9pm) | CARDIFF-BORN actor Tom Ellis has always had the power to make grown women go weak at the knees.
HUNK: Debbie can'to go weak at the knees over Robert Pattinson was such a success that Debbie is planning a second sequel - and a stage musical.
PIERS MORGAN'S LIFE STORIES: BURT REYNOLDS ITV1, 9pm He was once the biggest movie star in the world, a hirsute hunk whose million-dollar grin and trademark 'tache left women the world over weak at the knees.
Slowly affecting his lower torso, the medicine left him completely weak at the knees, literally.
he's got those smouldering good looks nailed and seemingly can make a woman go weak at the knees with a flick of the hair and a quick rearrangement of his shirt's collar.
Across the ages, one in five women questioned said that they were after a man who makes them weak at the knees.