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While some of them are slang, others euphemize the unpleasantness of the subject, or are used in formal contexts.Some of the phrases may carry the meaning of 'kill', or simply contain words related to death. {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, What does last expression mean? }); name: "identityLink", 'min': 8.50, last verb definition: 1. to continue to happen, exist, or be useful: 2. to be enough for a period of time: . name: "idl_env", { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, There are many idioms about health and illness in English language. iasLog("criterion : sfr = cdo_dict_english"); { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, What he doesn't know is tha { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, The expression may refer to simply having fun, but, in the case of marriage, it may refer to having sexual relations. initAdSlotRefresher(); In or during are basically not used: Ngram. See full dictionary entry for leg. pid: '94' on tiptoe - … "authorization": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/info?rid=READER_ID&url=CANONICAL_URL&ref=DOCUMENT_REFERRER&type=ENTRY_TRANSLATE&v1=english&v2=on-your-last-legs&v3=&v4=english&_=RANDOM", { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, : It means something or someone is about to break down or give up. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pc = dictionary"); For this reason, on the final leg of a journey is often used to avoid misunderstanding. var googletag = googletag || {}; iasLog("criterion : cdo_t = life-and-death"); {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, Copyright © 2011 Robert Ross. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 33. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, Despite the implication, this term never meant that legs were in any way serial—that is, beginning with the first and ending with the last. No categories: Source: A Dictionary of American Idioms 'last' on video. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 50] }}, } name: "pubCommonId", "authorizationTimeout": 10000 Idiom Meaning: An idiom is a group of words that are used as a common expression whose meaning is not deducible from that of the literal words. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(false); var mapping_btmslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250], 'fluid']).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50], 'fluid']).build(); Then it starts skipping stitches. if(success && (tcData.eventStatus === 'useractioncomplete' || tcData.eventStatus === 'tcloaded')) { { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446382' }}, type: "html5", { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, The car was running very poorly but the family was almost home. iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); A person who is on their…. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, These health idioms are quite common in everyday conversations between friends, coworkers or relatives. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, How to use last idiom? var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics: wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you, Pompous and patronizing (Describing character, part 5), Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, So let’s have a look. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_l", "en"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, about to die or stop functioning very soon; be very weak or in bad condition: This photocopier is on its last legs. on your last legs definition: 1. "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", } "noPingback": true, I'm obliged to say that, as far as deciding the origin goes, it will go down to the wire. 'buckets': [{ I knew I was on my last legs, so I was very relieved to see the marathon's finish line in the distance. "On Your Last Leg"(the end is near...)To be on your last leg is to be near the end; near collapse. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pt = entry"); Grandfather is on his last legs. window.__tcfapi('addEventListener', 2, function(tcData, success) { Thesaurus: synonyms and related words. Some examples I've found are. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, var mapping_topslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[728, 90]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); "error": true, See also: last, leg, on. var year=mydate.getYear() var pbTabletSlots = [ document.write(""+montharray[month]+" "+daym+", "+year+""). The origin of the idiom is from the care of domesticated animals, who, near the end of their lives, can't stand up on their legs anymore. iasLog("criterion : cdo_ei = on-your-last-legs"); 'pa pdd chac-sb tc-bd bw hbr-20 hbss lpt-25' : 'hdn'">. 9)  By 1975 Sheffield was on its last legs. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); I decided to pick 10 idioms about health for you. iasLog("criterion : cdo_ptl = entry-mcp"); "login": { 'increment': 0.01, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_c = " + ["people_society_religion", "none"]); storage: { bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, if (daym<10) daym="0"+daym {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, }, "That washing machine is on its last legs." }, pbjs.que = pbjs.que || []; Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure you are never again lost for words. [informal] This relationship is on its last legs. on its last legs. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, googletag.cmd.push(function() { Near physical collapse or death. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ptl", "entry-mcp"); 4)  Our Asian music industry is sadly on its last legs. iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_300x250' }}, },{ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, Learn more. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, },{ { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, }; 12) The economic impossibility of financing ever-expanding welfare and redistribution through borrowing is on its last legs. Â, 13) The e-reader is on its last legs. last meaning: 1. iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, { dfpSlots['rightslot'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/rightslot', [[300, 250]], 'ad_rightslot').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); Meaning: The last difficulty or annoyance that makes the entire situation unbearable. }], In regards to people, the expression usually means to be so exhausted, old, or ill that one is near to collapsing. 5)  The show is clearly on its last legs by this stage, and this episode feels like one of the final ones. 'min': 31, The transmission was slipping. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, Click on the arrows to change the translation direction. ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); But then, gradually, regeneration happened. If a thing is on its last legs, it's close to breaking or wearing out. var pbMobileHrSlots = [ All rights reserved. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, This is the British English definition of on its last legs.View American English definition of on its last legs.. Change your default dictionary to American English. 1)  My Ghostbusters proton pack, however, is on its last legs, and I've considered replacing it. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID" { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); googletag.cmd.push(function() { Updated defaultGdprScope: true Unfortunately, the car was on its last legs. var pbDesktopSlots = [ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, timeout: 8000, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 10)  Knowing your lawnmower is on its last legs get one at the end of the summer when they are very affordable. 3)  The game is up. ... ON ONE'S LAST LEGS, TILL THE LAST GUN IS FIRED or UNTIL THE LAST GUN IS FIRED. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, on my back: criticizing me, on my case, ride me: The coach is on my back about missing the game last week. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pt", "entry"); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, var day=mydate.getDay() bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, [Флорентієць:] Він вже старий. on the heels of (something) - soon after something. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, Last Legs. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); ga('send', 'pageview'); Add on your last legs to one of your lists below, or create a new one. var pbHdSlots = [ 16)  If your garage door is banged up, or the opener is on its last legs, you might consider replacing them instead of simply painting the door. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, var dayarray=new Array("Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday","Friday","Saturday") 7)  Unless your laptop is on its last legs and you have to move quickly, there are compelling reasons to wait to replace it. Idiom Definition - to be on your last legs - to be very near the end of something; to be almost finished or broken Also: Final Fling Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last Fling’ To have the last fling means to have one last short period of enjoyment before circumstances curtail one’s freedom.The circumstances may be marriage, University, the military, etc. iasLog("__tcfapi removeEventListener", success); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, on my best behavior: being polite to everyone, behaving in an appropriate manner See also: last, leg, on. storage: { Posted by Lewis on January 27, 2003 In Reply to: Last Legs posted by ESC on January 27, 2003: : Hello, I was just wondering whether any one might know the origin of the phrase "last legs". { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, window.__tcfapi('removeEventListener', 2, function(success){ params: { After a three thousand kilometer family vacation, the family car had had three flat tires. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; Meaning of the Idiom 'Last Laugh' To have the last laugh means to be victorious over one's opponents or critics, especially after being doubted; to succeed in the end even after much difficulty and setback. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); } googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Friend 2:  OK, I suppose. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, on (something's) last legs - something is almost worn out or finished. }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, 15)  Unfortunately my laptop is on its last legs. } googletag.pubads().setCategoryExclusion('mcp').setCategoryExclusion('resp').setCategoryExclusion('wprod'); {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, Usage explanations of natural written and spoken English, 0 && stateHdr.searchDesk ? { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, Meaning If you say you're on your last legs, it can mean you're close to exhaustion, or it can mean you're close to death. 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. 19)  This country's on its last legs, time for a ticket out of here. partner: "uarus31" { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 32. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, бути смертельно втомленим, вмирати, дихати на ладан. Example: Our old family dog is on her last leg (meaning tired, near death).The leg here can be interpreted in two ways. var pbMobileLrSlots = [ var dfpSlots = {}; if (year < 1000) year+=1900 If you say that something or someone is on their last legs, you mean that the period of time when they were successful or strong is ending . 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While some of them are slang, others euphemize the unpleasantness of the subject, or are used in formal contexts.Some of the phrases may carry the meaning of 'kill', or simply contain words related to death. {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, What does last expression mean? }); name: "identityLink", 'min': 8.50, last verb definition: 1. to continue to happen, exist, or be useful: 2. to be enough for a period of time: . name: "idl_env", { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, There are many idioms about health and illness in English language. iasLog("criterion : sfr = cdo_dict_english"); { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, What he doesn't know is tha { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, The expression may refer to simply having fun, but, in the case of marriage, it may refer to having sexual relations. initAdSlotRefresher(); In or during are basically not used: Ngram. See full dictionary entry for leg. pid: '94' on tiptoe - … "authorization": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/info?rid=READER_ID&url=CANONICAL_URL&ref=DOCUMENT_REFERRER&type=ENTRY_TRANSLATE&v1=english&v2=on-your-last-legs&v3=&v4=english&_=RANDOM", { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, : It means something or someone is about to break down or give up. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pc = dictionary"); For this reason, on the final leg of a journey is often used to avoid misunderstanding. var googletag = googletag || {}; iasLog("criterion : cdo_t = life-and-death"); {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, Copyright © 2011 Robert Ross. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 33. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, Despite the implication, this term never meant that legs were in any way serial—that is, beginning with the first and ending with the last. No categories: Source: A Dictionary of American Idioms 'last' on video. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 50] }}, } name: "pubCommonId", "authorizationTimeout": 10000 Idiom Meaning: An idiom is a group of words that are used as a common expression whose meaning is not deducible from that of the literal words. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(false); var mapping_btmslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250], 'fluid']).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50], 'fluid']).build(); Then it starts skipping stitches. if(success && (tcData.eventStatus === 'useractioncomplete' || tcData.eventStatus === 'tcloaded')) { { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446382' }}, type: "html5", { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, The car was running very poorly but the family was almost home. iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); A person who is on their…. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, These health idioms are quite common in everyday conversations between friends, coworkers or relatives. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, How to use last idiom? var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics: wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you, Pompous and patronizing (Describing character, part 5), Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, So let’s have a look. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_l", "en"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, about to die or stop functioning very soon; be very weak or in bad condition: This photocopier is on its last legs. on your last legs definition: 1. "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", } "noPingback": true, I'm obliged to say that, as far as deciding the origin goes, it will go down to the wire. 'buckets': [{ I knew I was on my last legs, so I was very relieved to see the marathon's finish line in the distance. "On Your Last Leg"(the end is near...)To be on your last leg is to be near the end; near collapse. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pt = entry"); Grandfather is on his last legs. window.__tcfapi('addEventListener', 2, function(tcData, success) { Thesaurus: synonyms and related words. Some examples I've found are. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, var mapping_topslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[728, 90]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); "error": true, See also: last, leg, on. var year=mydate.getYear() var pbTabletSlots = [ document.write(""+montharray[month]+" "+daym+", "+year+""). The origin of the idiom is from the care of domesticated animals, who, near the end of their lives, can't stand up on their legs anymore. iasLog("criterion : cdo_ei = on-your-last-legs"); 'pa pdd chac-sb tc-bd bw hbr-20 hbss lpt-25' : 'hdn'">. 9)  By 1975 Sheffield was on its last legs. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); I decided to pick 10 idioms about health for you. iasLog("criterion : cdo_ptl = entry-mcp"); "login": { 'increment': 0.01, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_c = " + ["people_society_religion", "none"]); storage: { bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, if (daym<10) daym="0"+daym {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, }, "That washing machine is on its last legs." }, pbjs.que = pbjs.que || []; Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure you are never again lost for words. [informal] This relationship is on its last legs. on its last legs. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, googletag.cmd.push(function() { Near physical collapse or death. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ptl", "entry-mcp"); 4)  Our Asian music industry is sadly on its last legs. iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_300x250' }}, },{ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, Learn more. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, },{ { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, }; 12) The economic impossibility of financing ever-expanding welfare and redistribution through borrowing is on its last legs. Â, 13) The e-reader is on its last legs. last meaning: 1. iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, { dfpSlots['rightslot'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/rightslot', [[300, 250]], 'ad_rightslot').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); Meaning: The last difficulty or annoyance that makes the entire situation unbearable. }], In regards to people, the expression usually means to be so exhausted, old, or ill that one is near to collapsing. 5)  The show is clearly on its last legs by this stage, and this episode feels like one of the final ones. 'min': 31, The transmission was slipping. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, Click on the arrows to change the translation direction. ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); But then, gradually, regeneration happened. If a thing is on its last legs, it's close to breaking or wearing out. var pbMobileHrSlots = [ All rights reserved. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, This is the British English definition of on its last legs.View American English definition of on its last legs.. Change your default dictionary to American English. 1)  My Ghostbusters proton pack, however, is on its last legs, and I've considered replacing it. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID" { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); googletag.cmd.push(function() { Updated defaultGdprScope: true Unfortunately, the car was on its last legs. var pbDesktopSlots = [ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, timeout: 8000, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 10)  Knowing your lawnmower is on its last legs get one at the end of the summer when they are very affordable. 3)  The game is up. ... ON ONE'S LAST LEGS, TILL THE LAST GUN IS FIRED or UNTIL THE LAST GUN IS FIRED. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, on my back: criticizing me, on my case, ride me: The coach is on my back about missing the game last week. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pt", "entry"); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, var day=mydate.getDay() bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, [Флорентієць:] Він вже старий. on the heels of (something) - soon after something. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, Last Legs. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); ga('send', 'pageview'); Add on your last legs to one of your lists below, or create a new one. var pbHdSlots = [ 16)  If your garage door is banged up, or the opener is on its last legs, you might consider replacing them instead of simply painting the door. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, var dayarray=new Array("Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday","Friday","Saturday") 7)  Unless your laptop is on its last legs and you have to move quickly, there are compelling reasons to wait to replace it. Idiom Definition - to be on your last legs - to be very near the end of something; to be almost finished or broken Also: Final Fling Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last Fling’ To have the last fling means to have one last short period of enjoyment before circumstances curtail one’s freedom.The circumstances may be marriage, University, the military, etc. iasLog("__tcfapi removeEventListener", success); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, on my best behavior: being polite to everyone, behaving in an appropriate manner See also: last, leg, on. storage: { Posted by Lewis on January 27, 2003 In Reply to: Last Legs posted by ESC on January 27, 2003: : Hello, I was just wondering whether any one might know the origin of the phrase "last legs". { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, window.__tcfapi('removeEventListener', 2, function(success){ params: { After a three thousand kilometer family vacation, the family car had had three flat tires. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; Meaning of the Idiom 'Last Laugh' To have the last laugh means to be victorious over one's opponents or critics, especially after being doubted; to succeed in the end even after much difficulty and setback. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); } googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Friend 2:  OK, I suppose. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, on (something's) last legs - something is almost worn out or finished. }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, 15)  Unfortunately my laptop is on its last legs. } googletag.pubads().setCategoryExclusion('mcp').setCategoryExclusion('resp').setCategoryExclusion('wprod'); {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, Usage explanations of natural written and spoken English, 0 && stateHdr.searchDesk ? { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, Meaning If you say you're on your last legs, it can mean you're close to exhaustion, or it can mean you're close to death. 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. 19)  This country's on its last legs, time for a ticket out of here. partner: "uarus31" { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 32. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, бути смертельно втомленим, вмирати, дихати на ладан. Example: Our old family dog is on her last leg (meaning tired, near death).The leg here can be interpreted in two ways. var pbMobileLrSlots = [ var dfpSlots = {}; if (year < 1000) year+=1900 If you say that something or someone is on their last legs, you mean that the period of time when they were successful or strong is ending . 'max': 30, Rather, it uses last meaning “near the end” (of one’s energy or life). 20)  My hairdryer is definitely on its last legs, the occasional smell of burning is particularly worrying. }, tcData.listenerId); type: "cookie", { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, },{ 'min': 0, userSync: { Hence, the idea of the animal standing, but so close to death that the next time it sits, it want be getting up again. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 250] }}, To be near physical collapse or death, as due to exhaustion or disease. priceGranularity: customGranularity, 'increment': 1, (6) На ла́дан (рідко на часни́к) ди́хати: бути безнадійно хворим, близьким до смерті; помирати. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, Ed's on his last legs—you should probably try to visit him in the hospital today. syncDelay: 3000 I'm afraid that my sewing machine is on its last legs. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, I fix it and then it breaks again. googletag.enableServices(); leg definition: 1. one of the parts of the body of a human or animal that is used for standing and walking: 2. the…. name: "_pubcid", { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [320, 50] }}, The car had broken down two times and the windshield wipers were broken. {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]] } }, expires: 365 {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654174' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, dfpSlots['houseslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/houseslot', [], 'ad_houseslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_houseslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').setCategoryExclusion('house').addService(googletag.pubads()); Rain storm on the arrows to change the translation direction 'hdn ' '' > hbr-20... 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"authorizationFallbackResponse": { 'cap': true Usage "My boss fired me today but I'll get the last laugh. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654174' }}, iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/on-your-last-legs"); var montharray=new Array("January","February","March","April","May","June","July","August","September","October","November","December") If a machine is on its last legs, it will stop working soon because it is so old: We've had the same oven for twenty years now and it really is on its last legs. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, var mapping_houseslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], []).addSize([0, 0], [300, 250]).build(); Time for the tablets to come in and clean up shop.Â, 14) Like the print medium, television as we knew it is on its last legs.Â. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, Capitalism is on its last legs, destroyed by greed. ... Costs an arm and a leg Meaning: Something that is overpriced or very expensive. }; googletag.pubads().setTargeting('cdo_alc_pr', pl_p.split(",")); bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, This idiom usually refers to people, but can also refer to machinery, etc. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_300x250' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, 'max': 36, ‘The guy looked like he was on his last legs, moving into court very slowly.’ ‘If they were ninety and on their last legs, I might understand it, but these are barely out of their teens.’ ‘Despite its 101 years of age, the building is in no danger of falling down, but its services are on their last legs.’ { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, dfpSlots['houseslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/houseslot', [300, 250], 'ad_houseslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_houseslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').setCategoryExclusion('house').addService(googletag.pubads()); params: { Definition and synonyms of on its last legs from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.. Learn more. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, const customGranularity = { {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, (the person or thing) after everyone or everything else: 2. finally: 3. the least expected or…. formal<---------------|--------X------->informal. enableSendAllBids: false, Friend 2:  Well, the sewing machine is old and it keeps breaking. 18)  Before I thought to do this I was sure my reed was on its last legs as a couple of notes were a bit flat and I couldn't sound C#. Why? googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); // FIXME: (temporary) - send ad requests only if PlusPopup is not shown informal. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, I knew I was on my last legs, so I was very relieved to see the marathon's finish line in the distance. var mydate=new Date() { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_mobile_flex' }}, iasLog("exclusion label : resp"); } to be on one’s last legs. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, At present, Australia has a close lead but further citations may well yet come to light. While some of them are slang, others euphemize the unpleasantness of the subject, or are used in formal contexts.Some of the phrases may carry the meaning of 'kill', or simply contain words related to death. {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, What does last expression mean? }); name: "identityLink", 'min': 8.50, last verb definition: 1. to continue to happen, exist, or be useful: 2. to be enough for a period of time: . name: "idl_env", { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, There are many idioms about health and illness in English language. iasLog("criterion : sfr = cdo_dict_english"); { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, What he doesn't know is tha { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, The expression may refer to simply having fun, but, in the case of marriage, it may refer to having sexual relations. initAdSlotRefresher(); In or during are basically not used: Ngram. See full dictionary entry for leg. pid: '94' on tiptoe - … "authorization": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/info?rid=READER_ID&url=CANONICAL_URL&ref=DOCUMENT_REFERRER&type=ENTRY_TRANSLATE&v1=english&v2=on-your-last-legs&v3=&v4=english&_=RANDOM", { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, : It means something or someone is about to break down or give up. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pc = dictionary"); For this reason, on the final leg of a journey is often used to avoid misunderstanding. var googletag = googletag || {}; iasLog("criterion : cdo_t = life-and-death"); {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, Copyright © 2011 Robert Ross. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 33. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, Despite the implication, this term never meant that legs were in any way serial—that is, beginning with the first and ending with the last. No categories: Source: A Dictionary of American Idioms 'last' on video. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 50] }}, } name: "pubCommonId", "authorizationTimeout": 10000 Idiom Meaning: An idiom is a group of words that are used as a common expression whose meaning is not deducible from that of the literal words. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(false); var mapping_btmslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250], 'fluid']).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50], 'fluid']).build(); Then it starts skipping stitches. if(success && (tcData.eventStatus === 'useractioncomplete' || tcData.eventStatus === 'tcloaded')) { { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446382' }}, type: "html5", { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, The car was running very poorly but the family was almost home. iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); A person who is on their…. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, These health idioms are quite common in everyday conversations between friends, coworkers or relatives. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, How to use last idiom? var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics: wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you, Pompous and patronizing (Describing character, part 5), Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, So let’s have a look. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_l", "en"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, about to die or stop functioning very soon; be very weak or in bad condition: This photocopier is on its last legs. on your last legs definition: 1. "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", } "noPingback": true, I'm obliged to say that, as far as deciding the origin goes, it will go down to the wire. 'buckets': [{ I knew I was on my last legs, so I was very relieved to see the marathon's finish line in the distance. "On Your Last Leg"(the end is near...)To be on your last leg is to be near the end; near collapse. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pt = entry"); Grandfather is on his last legs. window.__tcfapi('addEventListener', 2, function(tcData, success) { Thesaurus: synonyms and related words. Some examples I've found are. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, var mapping_topslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[728, 90]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); "error": true, See also: last, leg, on. var year=mydate.getYear() var pbTabletSlots = [ document.write(""+montharray[month]+" "+daym+", "+year+""). The origin of the idiom is from the care of domesticated animals, who, near the end of their lives, can't stand up on their legs anymore. iasLog("criterion : cdo_ei = on-your-last-legs"); 'pa pdd chac-sb tc-bd bw hbr-20 hbss lpt-25' : 'hdn'">. 9)  By 1975 Sheffield was on its last legs. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); I decided to pick 10 idioms about health for you. iasLog("criterion : cdo_ptl = entry-mcp"); "login": { 'increment': 0.01, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_c = " + ["people_society_religion", "none"]); storage: { bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, if (daym<10) daym="0"+daym {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, }, "That washing machine is on its last legs." }, pbjs.que = pbjs.que || []; Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure you are never again lost for words. [informal] This relationship is on its last legs. on its last legs. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, googletag.cmd.push(function() { Near physical collapse or death. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ptl", "entry-mcp"); 4)  Our Asian music industry is sadly on its last legs. iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_300x250' }}, },{ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, Learn more. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, },{ { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, }; 12) The economic impossibility of financing ever-expanding welfare and redistribution through borrowing is on its last legs. Â, 13) The e-reader is on its last legs. last meaning: 1. iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, { dfpSlots['rightslot'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/rightslot', [[300, 250]], 'ad_rightslot').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); Meaning: The last difficulty or annoyance that makes the entire situation unbearable. }], In regards to people, the expression usually means to be so exhausted, old, or ill that one is near to collapsing. 5)  The show is clearly on its last legs by this stage, and this episode feels like one of the final ones. 'min': 31, The transmission was slipping. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, Click on the arrows to change the translation direction. ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); But then, gradually, regeneration happened. If a thing is on its last legs, it's close to breaking or wearing out. var pbMobileHrSlots = [ All rights reserved. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, This is the British English definition of on its last legs.View American English definition of on its last legs.. Change your default dictionary to American English. 1)  My Ghostbusters proton pack, however, is on its last legs, and I've considered replacing it. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID" { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); googletag.cmd.push(function() { Updated defaultGdprScope: true Unfortunately, the car was on its last legs. var pbDesktopSlots = [ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, timeout: 8000, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 10)  Knowing your lawnmower is on its last legs get one at the end of the summer when they are very affordable. 3)  The game is up. ... ON ONE'S LAST LEGS, TILL THE LAST GUN IS FIRED or UNTIL THE LAST GUN IS FIRED. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, on my back: criticizing me, on my case, ride me: The coach is on my back about missing the game last week. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pt", "entry"); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, var day=mydate.getDay() bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, [Флорентієць:] Він вже старий. on the heels of (something) - soon after something. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, Last Legs. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); ga('send', 'pageview'); Add on your last legs to one of your lists below, or create a new one. var pbHdSlots = [ 16)  If your garage door is banged up, or the opener is on its last legs, you might consider replacing them instead of simply painting the door. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, var dayarray=new Array("Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday","Thursday","Friday","Saturday") 7)  Unless your laptop is on its last legs and you have to move quickly, there are compelling reasons to wait to replace it. Idiom Definition - to be on your last legs - to be very near the end of something; to be almost finished or broken Also: Final Fling Meaning of the Idiom ‘Last Fling’ To have the last fling means to have one last short period of enjoyment before circumstances curtail one’s freedom.The circumstances may be marriage, University, the military, etc. iasLog("__tcfapi removeEventListener", success); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, on my best behavior: being polite to everyone, behaving in an appropriate manner See also: last, leg, on. storage: { Posted by Lewis on January 27, 2003 In Reply to: Last Legs posted by ESC on January 27, 2003: : Hello, I was just wondering whether any one might know the origin of the phrase "last legs". { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, window.__tcfapi('removeEventListener', 2, function(success){ params: { After a three thousand kilometer family vacation, the family car had had three flat tires. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}]; Meaning of the Idiom 'Last Laugh' To have the last laugh means to be victorious over one's opponents or critics, especially after being doubted; to succeed in the end even after much difficulty and setback. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); } googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Friend 2:  OK, I suppose. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, on (something's) last legs - something is almost worn out or finished. }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, 15)  Unfortunately my laptop is on its last legs. } googletag.pubads().setCategoryExclusion('mcp').setCategoryExclusion('resp').setCategoryExclusion('wprod'); {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, Usage explanations of natural written and spoken English, 0 && stateHdr.searchDesk ? { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, Meaning If you say you're on your last legs, it can mean you're close to exhaustion, or it can mean you're close to death. 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. 19)  This country's on its last legs, time for a ticket out of here. partner: "uarus31" { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971063', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, 32. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, бути смертельно втомленим, вмирати, дихати на ладан. Example: Our old family dog is on her last leg (meaning tired, near death).The leg here can be interpreted in two ways. var pbMobileLrSlots = [ var dfpSlots = {}; if (year < 1000) year+=1900 If you say that something or someone is on their last legs, you mean that the period of time when they were successful or strong is ending . 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