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    walk somebody off his feet

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    “Poor thing”, said Mrs. Mark. “I’ve walked you off your feet.” (I. Murdock, “The Bell”)

    Tom will walk you off your legs if you go out with him; he thinks nothing of doing thirty miles at a stretch.

    walk somebody off his feet = to finish somebody with walk; to weary somebody with walking

    You listen to my tapes,' she said proudly. - 'You've walked me off my feetwithyour tapes’ he answered, irritated
    as always. (J. Collins 'American Star')

    to walk somebody off one’s feet with something = harass somebody…, worry somebody….

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: walk somebody off his feet

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    walk somebody off his feet = to finish somebody by making them walk too far; to weary somebody with walking

    'You've walked me off my feet with your tapes’ he answered, irritated.

    to walk somebody off one’s feet with something = harass somebody…, worry weary somebody….
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