The knee is the joint in the middle of the leg that helps us to bend our legs. The plural is ‘knees’.
FUN FACT – The ‘k’ in the word ‘knee’ is silent which means we don’t pronounce it when speaking. It’s actually pronounced ‘nee’. We have many silent letters in English. You can learn all about them here.
knee idioms list
Let’s look at some popular body idioms that contain the word ‘knee’. If you want to be the bee’s knees at English, take a look at the idioms below.
- get down on one knee
meaning – a marriage proposal
example – I’m going to take her to the top of the Eifel Tower then get down on one knee.
- go weak at the knees
meaning – emotion/exhaustion makes you lose strength and feel unstable
example – I went weak at the knees after having my belly button pierced. I nearly fainted.
- have a knees up
meaning – have a party
example – I’m thinking about having a knees up at the weekend. I want to have fun and dance.
- knee-high to a grasshopper
meaning – very small/young I haven’t seen
example – Tara since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.
- the bee’s knees
meaning – the best
example – I’ve treated myself to a new computer, it’s the bee’s knees.
knee idioms list with pictures
Here’s some real life picture examples.
You can download a table of ‘knee’ idioms and expressions below.
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