Meaning of “on its last legs” in the English Dictionary

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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)

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