dead on one's feet


dead on one's feet
dead on one's feet & dead on its feet
Fig. exhausted; worn out; no longer useful. •

Ann is so tired. She's really dead on her feet.

He can't teach well anymore. He's dead on his feet.

This inefficient company is dead on its feet.

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{adv. phr.}, {informal} Very tired but still standing or walking; too tired to do more; exhausted. * /Jimmy never leaves a job unfinished. He continues to work even when he's dead on his feet./ * /After the soldiers march all night, they are dead on their feet./ Compare: DEAD TIRED, WEAR OUT(2).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • dead on one's feet — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Very tired but still standing or walking; too tired to do more; exhausted. * /Jimmy never leaves a job unfinished. He continues to work even when he s dead on his feet./ * /After the soldiers march all night, they are dead …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead on one's feet — ► dead on one s feet informal extremely tired. Main Entry: ↑dead …   English terms dictionary

  • dead\ on\ one's\ feet — adv. phr. informal Very tired but still standing or walking; too tired to do more; exhausted. Jimmy never leaves a job unfinished. He continues to work even when he s dead on his feet. After the soldiers march all night, they are dead on their… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dead on one's feet — informal extremely tired. → dead …   English new terms dictionary

  • dead on one's feet — informal extremely tired …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead — ► ADJECTIVE 1) no longer alive. 2) (of a part of the body) numb. 3) displaying no emotion. 4) no longer relevant or important. 5) lacking activity or excitement. 6) devoid of living things. 7) (of equipment) not functioning …   English terms dictionary

  • dead — adjective 1》 no longer alive.     ↘devoid of living things. 2》 (of a part of the body) numb.     ↘lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity. 3》 no longer relevant or important. 4》 lacking activity or excitement.     ↘(of sound or a colour) dull.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • dead tired — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very tired; exhausted; worn out. * /She was dead tired at the end of the day s work./ Compare: DEAD ON ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead tired — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very tired; exhausted; worn out. * /She was dead tired at the end of the day s work./ Compare: DEAD ON ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dead\ tired — adj. phr. informal Very tired; exhausted; worn out. She was dead tired at the end of the day s work. Compare: dead on one s feet …   Словарь американских идиом


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