bring (someone) to his/her knees

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: to completely defeat or overwhelm (someone) The general vowed he would bring the enemy to their knees. often used figurativelyThe increase in oil prices could bring the economy to its knees.

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“Bring (someone) to his/her knees.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20%28someone%29%20to%20his%2Fher%20knees. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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