walk (one's) feet off

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walk (one's) feet off

1. To walk for so long that one's feet become very tired and sore. I've been walking my feet off looking for a store that still has the toy Timmy wants for Christmas. We had a great time in Berlin, but we walked our feet off nearly every day.
2. To cause, direct, or force one to walk for so long that one's feet become very tired and sore. We don't want to walk the kids' feet off on the very first day of the trip, Jim. Sarah nearly walked my feet off when she gave me the tour of her city.
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walk someone's feet off

Fig. to walk too much and tire out someone's feet, including one's own. I've gone all over town today. I walked my feet off, looking for just the right present for Jill. I need to know where I am going before I leave so I won't walk my feet off.
See also: feet, off, walk