bring someone (or something) to their (or its) knees

bring someone (or something) to their (or its) knees
bring someone (or something) to their (or its) knees
reduce someone or something to a state of weakness or submission.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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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 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 someone to 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 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 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 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 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 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 someone/something to their/its knees — reduce someone or something to a state of weakness or submission …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring — W1S1 [brıŋ] v past tense and past participle brought [bro:t US bro:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: bringan] 1.) a) to take something or someone with you to the place where you are now, or to the place you are talking about →↑take ▪ Did you bring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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