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On Your Last Leg ( the end is near ... )

"On Your Last Leg"



To be "on your last leg" is to be near the end; near collapse. You have scarce resources left to complete something.

Example: "Our old family dog is on her last leg (meaning tired, near death).



The "leg" here can be interpreted in two ways. First, comparing a leg to the tired or injured legs of a person or an animal after extended effort; there is not much left to stand on. A "leg" is also a counting word for a segment of a long journey.

Example: "I would be glad to sell you my car, but I must tell you that it is on its last leg."





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