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    GUEST2008 is offline Key Member
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    Hi

    Is it common to say: My legs are failing me when I'm tired after the whole day of walking/standing?

    Maybe there is a similar and a better expresion?

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    Default Re: failing

    Try: My legs get tired when I am on my feet all day.
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    My legs get fatigued . . .


    If your legs "fail" you, that means they are not working at all.

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