down for the count

idiom
variants: or out for the count

Definition of down for the count

of a boxer
: knocked down and unable to get up again before the referee counts to 10 The boxer was down for the count. often used figurativelyThe company is in trouble and may be about to go down for the count.I was really sleepy and two minutes after getting into bed, I was out for the count.

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“Down for the count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down%20for%20the%20count. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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