dead on one's feet
Definition of dead on one's feet
: very tired but still standing, working, etc. By the end of the day the workers were dead on their feet.
Word by Word Definitions
: deprived of life : no longer alive
: having the appearance of death : deathly
: lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb
: someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)
: the state of being dead
: the time of greatest quiet
: absolutely, utterly
: suddenly and completely
: plural offoot
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