out at the knees(redirected from out at knees)
out at the knees
1. Wearing shabby, worn out clothing. I think it's time to buy you some new clothes—you're out at the knees!
2. Poor; not having much or enough money. I was out at the knees for several years after college, just making enough money to pay for my rent and a couple of meals a day. They're such a lovely family, but you can tell that they are out at the knees.
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