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.
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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
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The extreme nature of the master batsman's fame only become apparent when an air hostess, asked for a drinks order, realised who she was serving, then literally went weak at the knees, needing to be helped from the floor by fellow crew members.
Adam listened to it on the internet in America, where he's gone back to university to work out how to obliterate Labour, and he went weak at the knees. He's even started writing his own victory speech for 2026.
He said that he could feel my heart beating and I just went weak at the knees.
To a woman, every female we met, whether it was fellow passengers or flight crew, went weak at the knees as he turned on the charm.
Aphrodite became the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality -- and for good reason: Ancient Cypriots went weak at the knees for her and worshipped the very ground upon which she minced.
Leona went weak at the knees when she spotted Orlando Bloom at a showbiz bash.
Holly the greyhound went weak at the knees when she set eyes on the clever canine whose astonishing escapologist exploits were caught on CCTV at Battersea Dogs Home.
Even the tiniest gesture was greeted by hoots of laughter and women went weak at the knees when he donned his sparkly suit and hat for the finale.
Mum-of-two Jackie admits the first time she met the Celtic and Liverpool star, who is backing the dash, she went weak at the knees.
NUNEATON grandma Anita Malyon (above) went weak at the knees when her all-time pop idol gave her a hug.
But the sissy singer, whose new single Love Revolution is out on March 8, went weak at the knees when he saw the sharp instruments that were about to be shoved into little Chris and promptly fled.
A truly excited female colleague went weak at the knees when she took a call from a truly excited Liverpool Playhouse PR who was talking up (and up and up) a forthcoming publicity stunt.
The usually cool presenters went weak at the knees at the thought of that age-old question - what does a real Scotsman were underneath?
THE script didn't run quite as planned for BBC Northern Ireland reporter Barbara Collins when she went weak at the knees at the sight of the 'most natural thing in the world.'