on its last legs

be on its last legs

Of a machine, to be near a complete breakdown or loss of functionality. Judging by all that noise coming from her car, I'm pretty sure it's on its last legs. The blender stopped working again today—it must be on its last legs.
See also: last, leg, on

on its last legs

Of a machine, near a complete breakdown or loss of functionality. Judging by all that noise coming from her car, I'm pretty sure it's on its last legs. The blender stopped working again today—it must be on its last legs.
See also: last, leg, on
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on its last legs

If something is on its last legs, it is old or in a bad condition and will not be able to be used much longer. The dressing-gown I've worn for years is on its last legs. By the mid-1980s, the copper industry in the US was on its last legs.
See also: last, leg, on
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on your/its ˌlast ˈlegs

about to die or stop functioning very soon; be very weak or in bad condition: This photocopier is on its last legs.
See also: last, leg, on
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on its last legs

verb
See also: last, leg, on
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