When was the last time you felt completely exhausted? Was it after you ran a marathon? Or after you climbed a mountain? When you prepared a dinner party for your spouse’s family? Or was it just after a hard day’s work? When you’re dead on your feet, it means that you’re too tired to keep standing, or you might collapse! This expression is commonly used by those working in jobs where they have to stand up all day, like the staff of some convenience stores and restaurants.
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Dead on your feet? Like a zombie?!
No! Dead on your feet just means exhausted.
Let’s look at a few example sentences:
- I really need to get some sleep. I’m dead on my feet!
- Paul, go to bed! You look dead on your feet!
- I really don’t think you should be driving. Look at you! You’re dead on your feet!
So, there we are: dead on your feet. Do you have a similar phrase in your language? Let us know in the comments section below.
Are you ready to use this interesting expression in a sentence? Try to respond to the prompts below.
- If you’ve been working on your feet all day, what could you say?
- Your friend invites you to go to the mall, but you’re too tired. What do you say to her?
- You played two tennis matches with your friends without taking a break. How do you feel by the end of the final match?
- You’re running about town all day to buy gifts for your partner’s birthday. How do you feel by the time you get home?
- You’re attending a rock music festival where you dance all day long. How do you feel at the end of the festival?
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