on your knees - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    with your knees on the ground

    I was on my hands and knees looking under the bed.

  2. 2
    extremely weak after a very difficult period

    The company was on its knees.

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  3. 4
    used for emphasizing that you want someone to help you

    Do I have to go down on my knees and beg?

See also main entry: knee