bring someone to their knees

bring someone to their knees
bring someone to their knees reduce someone to a state of weakness or submission.
Main Entry: knee

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  • bring someone to their knees — bring (someone/something) to (their) knees to destroy or defeat someone or something. Sanctions were imposed in an attempt to bring the country to its knees. The strikes brought the economy to its knees …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring someone to their knees — bring someone/​something to their knees phrase to almost defeat someone, or to make them extremely weak The strike brought the government to its knees. Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: knee …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something to their knees — bring (someone/something) to (their) knees to destroy or defeat someone or something. Sanctions were imposed in an attempt to bring the country to its knees. The strikes brought the economy to its knees …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something to their knees — bring someone/​something to their knees phrase to almost defeat someone, or to make them extremely weak The strike brought the government to its knees. Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: knee …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring to his/her knees — bring (someone) to his/her knees : to completely defeat or overwhelm (someone) The general vowed he would bring the enemy to their knees. often used figuratively The increase in oil prices could bring the economy to its knees. [=it could greatly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring you to your knees — bring (you/something) to (your/its) knees to defeat or stop someone or something. Severe oil shortages could bring our economy to its knees. They played a great game and brought our local basketball champs to their knees …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring you to its knees — bring (you/something) to (your/its) knees to defeat or stop someone or something. Severe oil shortages could bring our economy to its knees. They played a great game and brought our local basketball champs to their knees …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something to your knees — bring (you/something) to (your/its) knees to defeat or stop someone or something. Severe oil shortages could bring our economy to its knees. They played a great game and brought our local basketball champs to their knees …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something to its knees — bring (you/something) to (your/its) knees to defeat or stop someone or something. Severe oil shortages could bring our economy to its knees. They played a great game and brought our local basketball champs to their knees …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring someone to his/her knees — bring (someone) to his/her knees : to completely defeat or overwhelm (someone) The general vowed he would bring the enemy to their knees. often used figuratively The increase in oil prices could bring the economy to its knees. [=it could greatly… …   Useful english dictionary

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