Out-on-one-s-feet meaning

(idiomatic) Standing erect but not consciously aware of one's surroundings, or only minimally aware, and having little or no ability to control one's bodily actions, as a result of physical injury or exhaustion.
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(idiomatic, by extension) Stupefied; dazed; nonfunctional.
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Origin of out-on-one-s-feet

  • From the sport of boxing, referring to fighter who is too stunned to fight effectively, but who does not collapse to the canvas.

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