on one's knees

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on one's knees (not comparable)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see on,‎ one,‎ knee.
  2. (idiomatic) At the mercy of someone.
    • 2011 January 22, “Man Utd 5 - 0 Birmingham”, in BBC[1]:
      Hungry Berbatov then converted a Giggs cross for his third before Nani slotted a fifth with Birmingham on their knees.


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