bring (someone) to his/her knees

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Definition of bring (someone) to his/her knees

: to completely defeat or overwhelm (someone) The general vowed he would bring the enemy to their knees. often used figuratively The 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 25 Jan. 2022.

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