on last legs


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on (one's) last legs

Near physical collapse or death. I knew I was on my last legs, so I was very relieved to see the marathon's finish line in the distance. Ed's on his last legs—you should probably try to visit him in the hospital today.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on someone's (or something's) last legs

Fig. for someone or something to be almost worn out or finished. This building is on its last legs. It should be torn down. I feel as if I'm on my last legs. I'm really tired.
See also: last, leg, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on (one's) last legs

At the end of one's strength or resources; ready to collapse, fail, or die.
See also: last, leg, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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