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#IOTW: Idioms to express tiredness

Here are some idioms to express tiredness. Shall I start now or just get some sleep a little more? LOL, just kidding. Check these out, fellas!

1. Dead tired. Meaning: Totally exhausted or fatigued.


  • I was dead tired after running my first 5000 marathon.

2. Dead on one’s feet. Meaning: to be extremely tired.


  • My sister was doing her room all day and was dead on her feet.

3. Dog-tired. Meaning: to be extremely tired.


  • He usually got home around midnight, dog-tired after a long day at work.

4. Ready to drop. Meaning: to be so tired and nearly too exhausted to stay standing.


  • I’ve been shopping all day with Mom. I’m ready to drop!

5. Out like a light. Meaning: to be so tired that you fall asleep very quickly.


  • As soon as his head touched the pillow, he was out like a light.

@fikaa328: In Korean language, you can say gae phigon, which means dog-tired too.


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, November 12, 2016


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