to one's knees
phrasal into a state of submission or defeat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to one's knees — phrasal : into a state of submission or defeat forced to his knees by competition …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall to one's knees — fall (or drop, sink, etc.) to one s knees assume a kneeling position …   Useful english dictionary

  • up to one’s knees — mod. deep in something, such as paperwork or water. (See also knee deep in something.) □ We’re p to our knees with orders and getting more all the time. □ The orders are up to our knees …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bring to one's knees — {v. phr.} To seriously weaken the power or impair the function of. * /The fuel shortage brought the automobile industry to its knees./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to one's knees — {v. phr.} To seriously weaken the power or impair the function of. * /The fuel shortage brought the automobile industry to its knees./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring\ to\ one's\ knees — v. phr. To seriously weaken the power or impair the function of. The fuel shortage brought the automobile industry to its knees …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on one's knees — {adj. phr.} 1. Pleading; begging very hard. * /The boys were on their knees for hours before their parents agreed to their camping plans./ * /The Jacksons won t contribute to the Red Cross unless you get on your knees./ 2. In a very weak… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's knees — {adj. phr.} 1. Pleading; begging very hard. * /The boys were on their knees for hours before their parents agreed to their camping plans./ * /The Jacksons won t contribute to the Red Cross unless you get on your knees./ 2. In a very weak… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ one's\ knees — adj. phr. 1. Pleading; begging very hard. The boys were on their knees for hours before their parents agreed to their camping plans. The Jacksons won t contribute to the Red Cross unless you get on your knees. 2. In a very weak condition; near… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To fall into one's hands — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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