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"on its last legs" in British English

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on its last legs

informal
Something that is on its last legs is in such bad condition that it will soon be unable to work as it should: I've had this laptop for five years now, and it's really on its last legs.
(Definition of on its last legs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on its last legs" in American English

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on its last legs

weak or in very bad condition: My car is on its last legs, but I'll drive it until it won't go any farther.
(Definition of on its last legs from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on its last legs”
in Chinese (Simplified) 快用坏了,快用到头了…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快用壞了,快用到頭了…
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