bleed dry

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bleed somebody/something dry

to use up everything someone or something has available The city is losing money at a rate that eventually will bleed it dry. I'm worried that the medical bills will bleed my parents dry.
Etymology: based on the idea of a person losing so much blood that they die
See also: bleed, dry

bleed somebody dry

to take someone's money until most or all of it has gone Repayments on the new furniture were bleeding me dry.
See also: bleed, dry
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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.