fall to (one's) knees

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fall to (one's) knees

1. Literally, to kneel down, usually in a show of respect, fealty, awe, subjection, or reverence. The members of the congregation all fell to their knees to begin their morning prayer. I fell to my knees at the sight of the devastation.
2. By extension, any extravagant or elaborate display or expression of praise, adoration, respect, or reverence. Many believe that the company's newest product will make converts of many and cause current fans to fall to their knees in admiration.
See also: fall, knee
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Cassie Cage - The legacy fighter, Cassie Cage has fatality that begins with her taking out her handgun and shooting both of her opponent's knees, which causes them to fall to their knees.
Within seconds, the sound emitted by the weapon causes people to fall to their knees, unable to maintain their balance.
All over our city buildings ready to fall to their knees.
There may have been no previous acknowledgement of the existence of God, but men on a sinking ship will often fall to their knees in prayer.
If the appetites of agitprop aesthetes and design mavens were whetted by the recent Barbara Kruger retrospective, Julie Ault has curated a show sure to make them fall to their knees and praise, well, someone.
Matthew's Magi fall to their knees, certainly fulfilling in the author's mind the words of the prophet Isaiah: "Kings will be your foster fathers.