on one's hands and knees

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Definition of on one's hands and knees

: with one's hands and knees on the ground : in a crawling position She went down on her hands and knees.

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“On one's hands and knees.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20one%27s%20hands%20and%20knees. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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