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    #1

    take it out of someone

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I never thought just standing could take it out of you, but you turned out a really weak-knee person

    take it out of someone = tire out someone, exhaust someone

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: take it out of someone

    It could be, but it could be about their character too, depending on the context. I'd use weak-kneed.

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