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English term or phrase: brought the company "to its knees."
In one situation, a systems administrator plugged
into a switch and in one command took down the network, which stopped the
manufacturing plant for 90 minutes. Problems continued into the next day.
In the IT director’s words, one small mistake brought the company "to its knees."
pokonał, zniszczył, przyczynił się do porażki/upadku...
Explanation: ...i co Ci tam jeszcze pasuje w tym kontekście
bring sb/sth to their knees:
to destroy or defeat someone or something
Sanctions were imposed in an attempt to bring the country to its knees.
The strikes brought the economy to its knees. http://tinyurl.com/epkeq
Olga Karp Local time: 12:25 Native speaker of: Polish PRO pts in category: 76