bleed white

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bleed (someone) white

To take all of the money that another person has, often through blackmail. The maid bled her famous employer white until he could no longer pay her the hush money.
See also: bleed, white

bleed someone white

 and bleed someone dry
to take all of someone's money; to extort money from someone. The creeps tried to bleed me white. Richard got a picture of Fred and Joan together and tried to bleed both of them dry by threatening to show it to their spouses.
See also: bleed, white
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Their victims, or prey, as they prefer to call the unlucky ones, are bitten, slashed and hung up by the feet to bleed dry while the brothers gorge on their blood.
These are factors which tire players, damaging the quality of games and bleed dry the pockets of the supporters.