go weak at the knees

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go weak at the knees

To become unsteady or flustered due to a strong emotional reaction to someone or something. Hearing the news of my father's sudden death, I went weak at the knees and could barely remain standing. Just thinking about Samantha makes me go weak at the knees.
See also: knee, weak

be/go ˌweak at the ˈknees

(informal) be/become weak because of illness, strong emotion, etc: He felt dizzy and a bit weak at the knees.Her smile made me go weak at the knees (= with nervousness, love, etc.). ▶ ˌweak-ˈkneed adj. not brave or determined
See also: knee, weak
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BRENDAN RODGERS admits he was a bag of nerves the last time he walked out at Windsor Park but he won't be going weak at the knees this time out.
In a sign that at least some people are going weak at the knees in the election excitement, one contributor told her of a "friend called Ross" who had a "massive crush" on her and wanted to know what she would like for dinner if they went on a date.
I still recall being awe-struck and going weak at the knees at seeing a real football stadium for the first time.
This was not a player merely going weak at the knees as his duel with Phil Mickelson approached its conclusion.
VIRGO: Going weak at the knees is one thing but make sure it's for the right reasons?
A Hellenic Dallas with Hamlet, sorry Alexander (Colin Farrell) struggling with his Oedipal complexes, unable to decide whether he's a daddy's boy (Val Kilmer as boorish one-eyed King Philip) or mommy's boy (Transylvanian accented Angelina Jolie as snake-loving, conniving Olympias), going weak at the knees over pretty boys with too much mascara and having rough sex with his politically expedient barbarian bride (Rosario Dawson) in order to get an heir.
Female students are going weak at the knees at the sight of a lightning flash mark on the 21-year-old's forehead.
So, its no wonder he has fans going weak at the knees.
Lead singer, guitarist and song-writer Mark Greaney has already been labelled the first star of the 21st century, with critics and audiences going weak at the knees for a voice that veers from seductive vulnerability to forlorn, howling anguish.
Hanging on to America's coat tails, however, or going weak at the knees over the relationship is not for us.
But the Nora Batty legwear didn't stop more than a few girls going weak at the knees for him off the pitch.
That means it's open season on the male of the species, with otherwise sensible women going weak at the knees in a cloud of confetti.
I'm one of his biggest fans so it had me going weak at the knees," Ashley smiles.
However, men and women are united in their opinion on Ireland's sexiest sounds, with more than 42% of women and 39% of men going weak at the knees for the Donegal lilt.
Jill, who admits she has never really liked the brooch that she inherited from her mum, said: "The price just went up and up and I started going weak at the knees.