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    To be on someone's feet

    In Shakira song - Whenever, Whenever
    there is a part when she sings:

    Can't you see? I'm at your feet.
    What's the meaning?

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    Re: To be on someone's feet

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    In Shakira song - Whenever, Whenever
    there is a part when she sings:

    Can't you see? I'm at your feet.
    What's the meaning?
    Imagine a person literally being on the floor at someone's feet. It's an expression of adoration, worship, submission or love. It can also mean begging someone for forgiveness and such.

    Another idiom is "to throw oneself at someone's feet".

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    Re: To be on someone's feet

    But in this context, what word could replace it? What would you choose?

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    Re: To be on someone's feet

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    But in this context, what word could replace it? What would you choose?

    I don't see any context. Care to post more of the lyrics?

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    Re: To be on someone's feet

    Lucky you were born that far away so
    We could both make fun of distance
    Lucky that I love a foreign land for
    The lucky fact of your existence

    Baby I would climb the Andes solely
    To count the freckles on your body
    Never could imagine there were only
    Ten Million ways to love somebody

    Can't you see
    I'm at your feet

    Whenever, wherever
    We're meant to be together
    I'll be there and you'll be near
    And that's the deal my dear

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    Re: To be on someone's feet

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Lucky you were born that far away so
    We could both make fun of distance
    Lucky that I love a foreign land for
    The lucky fact of your existence

    Baby I would climb the Andes solely
    To count the freckles on your body
    Never could imagine there were only
    Ten Million ways to love somebody

    Can't you see
    I'm at your feet

    Whenever, wherever
    We're meant to be together
    I'll be there and you'll be near
    And that's the deal my dear
    She's obviously extremely in love. I mention "love" in my explanation above.

    PS the title of your thread is "to be on someone's feet" (which doesn't mean much to me).

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    Re: To be on someone's feet

    Thanks!

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