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.

Examples of weak at/in the knees in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Utilizing a number of tools from pickaxes, hook shots, and ropecasters, the variety of ways to traverse and the tension created by suspending players thousands of feet in the air with actual thought required on how to progress is enough to leave some players weak in the knees. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 24 Feb. 2023 Fred Armisen was back in the bandstand for the December 5 episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, and the Wednesday actor used his platform to float an idea that’s going to make Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno weak in the knees: an Oscars for movie cars. Vulture, 6 Dec. 2022 And now the Nittany Lions are playing a schedule that might make others weak in the knees. Kat Cornetta, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Nov. 2022 In fact, when Dr. Grant eventually gets lightheaded and weak in the knees, that was a suggestion that Neill himself made on the day. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 The most ambitious of these is a Shed commission that may leave you feeling, literally, weak in the knees. New York Times, 20 Feb. 2022 Falco has some emotionally searing moments that left me weak in the knees with admiration for both the writing and the performance. Marilyn Stasio, Variety, 3 Nov. 2021 This lead to a vehicle that was a bit weak in the knees at low RPM. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2021 Tobacco and gambling interests also went weak at the knees thinking of women’s power at the polls to interfere with carousing and corruption. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2022

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