weak at/in the knees


weak at/in the knees
weak at/in the knees — see weak
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Main Entry:knee
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weak at/in the knees
: so nervous or powerfully affected that it is difficult for you to stand

The announcement made me weak at the knees.

She said hello to me and I went weak in the knees.

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Main Entry:weak

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • weak at the knees — phrase affected by a strong emotion and unable to do anything Just seeing him makes me go weak at the knees. Thesaurus: feeling or expressing strong emotionssynonym Main entry: weak * * * overcome by a strong feeling, typically desire * * * ˌweak …   Useful english dictionary

  • weak at the knees — If people go weak at the knees, they have a powerful emotional reaction to something and feel that they might fall over …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • weak at the knees — ► weak at the knees helpless with emotion. Main Entry: ↑weak …   English terms dictionary

  • weak at the knees —    If people go weak at the knees, they have a powerful emotional reaction to something and feel that they might fall over.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who is weak at the knees is (temporarily) barely able to stand because of… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • weak at the knees — if someone goes weak at the knees, they feel as if they might fall down because they have a sudden strong emotion about something or someone. The very thought of jumping out of an aircraft with a parachute made him go weak at the knees. He was so …   New idioms dictionary

  • weak at the knees — affected by a strong emotion and unable to do anything Just seeing him makes me go weak at the knees …   English dictionary

  • weak at the knees — helpless with emotion. → weak …   English new terms dictionary

  • weak in the knees — helpless with emotion …   Useful english dictionary

  • weak — W2S3 [wi:k] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical)¦ 2¦(likely to break)¦ 3¦(character)¦ 4¦(without power)¦ 5¦(without interest)¦ 6¦(without energy)¦ 7¦(not good at doing something)¦ 8¦(money)¦ 9¦(argument/idea)¦ 10¦(drink)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weak — [ wik ] adjective *** ▸ 1 lacking energy ▸ 2 lacking power ▸ 3 easily persuaded ▸ 4 bad in quality ▸ 5 likely to break/fail ▸ 6 with a lot of water ▸ 7 lacking strength ▸ 8 in linguistics 1. ) part of your body that is weak is not as strong or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English