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Idiom of the week – On the ropes

Posted by englishlessons on April 27, 2015

Definition:
close to failure

Examples:

That new start-up is on the ropes. I think they will run out of money soon.

Our company was on the ropes, but we received financial help from an investor to keep going, and now we have recovered.

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