flat on one's back
Sick in bed. For example, The flu has put her flat on her back.
Helpless, without recourse, defeated, as in I wish I could help but the recession has put me flat on my back.
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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