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on one's last legs

Definition of on one's last legs

informal

  1. :  very close to failure, exhaustion, or death <The company is on its last legs.> <He was on his last legs, but he managed to finish the race.> <an old tree that is on its last legs>



Word by Word Definitions

lastplay
  1. :  to continue in time

    :  to remain fresh or unimpaired :  endure

    :  to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. :  a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. :  to shape with a last

  1. :  after all others :  at the end

    :  most lately

    :  in conclusion

  1. :  following all the rest

    :  being the only remaining

    :  belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. :  something that is last

legplay legs
  1. :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: as

    :  one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

    :  the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. :  to use the legs in walking

    :  run

  1. : legal

    : legato

    : legislative; legislature


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