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

"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 ​badcondition 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 ​badcondition: 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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