have one's legs/feet/knees cut out from under (one)

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Definition of have one's legs/feet/knees cut out from under (one)

: be knocked down by something that hits one's legs very hard When I learned that I was seriously ill, I felt as if my feet were cut out from under me. often used figuratively. When the program lost the grant its financial legs had been cut out from under it.

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“Have one's legs/feet/knees cut out from under (one).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%27s%20legs%2Ffeet%2Fknees%20cut%20out%20from%20under%20%28one%29. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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