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dead on my feet

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Allegro molto, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Allegro molto Senior Member

    Japanese
    Hello

    Is a marathoner likely to say "I’m dead on my feet." after breaking the tape?
    If not, under what circumstances can the phrase be used?

    Thank you
     
  2. Lodzubelieveit Senior Member

    English - UK
    It means 'I'm very tired', so it's quite appropriate for a marathon runner to say it.
     

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