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English definition of “on its last legs”

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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.
Translations of “on its last legs”
in Chinese (Traditional) 快用壞了,快用到頭了…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快用坏了,快用到头了…
(Definition of on its last legs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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