One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I didn't stay long, as I was dead on my feet’
exhausted, tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent
out of breath, breathless, panting, puffing, puffed, puffed out, puffing and blowing, gasping, gasping for breath
done in, all in, beat, dead beat, shattered, bushed, fagged out, knocked out, wiped out, running on empty, zonked out, worn to a frazzle, frazzled, bushwhacked
British knackered, whacked, whacked out, shagged out, jiggered
North American pooped, tuckered out, fried, whipped
NZ Australian stonkered
British vulgar slang buggered
NZ Australian vulgar slang rooted
fresh as a daisy, raring to go
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