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on one's ass

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on one's ass

adverb phrase

In or into a sad and helpless condition; supine; down for the count: He lost three jobs, and now he's on his ass/ His hat store went kerflooie, and he's on his ear now (entry form 1950s+, variant 1940s+)

Related Terms

fall on one's ass, flat on one's ass, sit on one's ass

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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