I came across a theme song, I'll Be There For You of an American TV show, Friends but I don't understand the bolded lyrics.
You're still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You've burned your breakfast, so far things are going great
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees that
When I checked the dictionary, I found that:
a disappointment or letdown; comedown.
to defeat or stop someone or something
-- > Severe oil shortages could bring our economy to its knees. They played a great game and brought our local basketball champs to their knees.
I'm unsure that probably one of these definitions are similar meaning to bring you down to your knees but I couldn't find the exact words bring + down + knees. Thanks.