out on one's feet


out on one's feet
out on one's feet
1. As good as knocked out
2. Done for, but with a semblance of carrying on
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • vote with one’s feet — in. to show one’s displeasure by walking out. □ A lot of people are voting with their feet. Customers clearly don’t like our goods. □ When the audience votes with its feet, you know you don’t have a hit …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • land on one's feet — also[land on both feet] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get yourself out of trouble without damage or injury and sometimes with a gain; be successful no matter what happens. * /No matter what trouble he gets into, he always seems to land on his feet./ * …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

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