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On one's last legs


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • On one's last legs at, or near, the end of one's resources; hence, on the verge of failure or ruin, especially in a financial sense.
    • On one's last legs See under Last.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • On one's last legs on the verge of utter failure or exhaustion
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A contr. of latest.


In news:

Like a beat-up truck on its last legs, the nation's economic recovery is all stop-and-go, one month lurching forward, the next month grinding to a halt.