dead on one's feet

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly

feet
  1. : plural of foot


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