weak at/in the knees

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Definition of weak at/in the knees

: so nervous or powerfully affected that it is difficult to stand The announcement made me weak at the knees. She said hello to me and I went weak in the knees.

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“Weak at/in the knees.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weak%20at%2Fin%20the%20knees. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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