Fall on (one's) knees In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "fall on (one's) knees", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Yourpig Huyen calendar 2021-09-14 10:09

Meaning of Fall on (one's) knees

Variants:

go down on (one's) knees

Fall on (one's) knees verb phrase

To go down on one or both of one's knees in order to express respect, awe, penitence, subjection or reverence

The monks fall on their knees and pray in the early morning.

People are falling on their knees and fold their hands to pray.

She fell on her knees and cried quietly.

He fell down on his knees in awe.

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To show too much respect to higher class people

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To show absolute respect, admiration or love to someone

Grammar and Usage of Fall on (one's) knees

Verb Forms

  • fell on one's knees
  • falls on one's knees
  • falling on one's knees
  • fallen on one's knees
  • Possessive Adjectives

    • fall on our knees
    • fall on his knees
    • Fall on Your Knees
    • fall on her knees
    • fall on my knees
    • fall on their knees

The verb "fall" should be conjugated according to its tense.

Origin of Fall on (one's) knees

The origin of this expression is not clear.

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