I’ll throw them out; they’re on their last kneesPosted: August 30, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, on its knees, on its last legs, words 2 Comments
We do seem to mix body parts in phrases, don’t we? This one was uttered when doing some spring cleaning. It is a mix of “on its knees” (in a weakened or desperate state) and “on its last legs” (about to stop working). And make sure you throw out those jeans with holes in the knees! A big thanks to Kerry Reynolds who heard this one and passed it on!