be like jelly

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be like jelly

To be or feel very unstable or weak. This phrase is often used to describe the knees or legs. My legs were like jelly when I got off that roller coaster—I had to sit down right away.
See also: jelly, like
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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.
See also: feel, jelly, like
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Rob's father Colin, 56, was overwhelmed by the cast's gesture and said: "I am like jelly, that is so touching.
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