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be running on fumes

To be continuing to operate with no or very little enthusiasm, energy, or resources left. I've been painting the house for four hours every night after work, and I am seriously running on fumes at this point. We were running on fumes by the time our team made it to the championship round.
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run on fumes

1. To be especially ineffectual, insubstantial, or unsuccessful. The high production value means that the film is visually stunning, but no amount of aesthetic beauty can save a film whose paper-thin plot runs on fumes from start to finish. The former president promised quite a lot in his campaign speeches, but his administration ran on fumes throughout his time in the White House.
2. To continue to operate with no or very little enthusiasm, energy, or resources left. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) I've been painting the house for four hours every night after work, and I am seriously running on fumes at this point. We were running on fumes by the time our team made it to the championship round.
See also: fume, on, run

fume about someone or something

 and fume over someone or something
to be very angry about someone or something. She was just fuming over her broken vase. She was still fuming about Larry the next morning.
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fume at someone

Fig. to rage at someone. She was really fuming at Sam, who had broken her table leg.
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running on fumes

continuing to do something when you have almost no energy left After two straight games against top teams, the Tigers were running on fumes and lost on Saturday night.
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Fumed silica industry import/export consumption, supply and demand figures and cost price and production value gross margins are also provided.
Fumed silica industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed.
General Fumed Silica Description, Composition, Information On Ingredients, Hazards Identification, Handling And Storage, Toxicological & Ecological Information, Transport Information
The fumed silica obtained is a white amorphous powder with a primary particle size in the range of 7 to 40 nm and BET (Brunauer-Emmet-Teller) surface area ranging from 50 to 400 [m.
This limits the reinforcement and rheological benefits compared to fumed silicas.
Working together with Bluestar, our highly skilled local workforce and the continued support of local officials in China, we are committed to expanding the supply of high quality fumed silica products from this state of the art facility.
The Jiangxi site will have the near-term potential to produce up to 20,000 metric tons of fumed silica and will manufacture a wide range of products for multiple applications.
Patrick Prevost, said "The partnership between Cabot and the Bluestar Group has been forged over many years and today we continue to build on that excellent relationship with the addition of this fumed silica manufacturing facility in Tianjin.
Introduced fumed silica to replace precipitated silica in tire applications at significant savings and improved performance.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cab-O-Sil Division of Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) will add 10 million pounds of capacity for fumed silica over the next two years through a series of debottlenecking efforts at its plants in Europe and North America.
NYSE: GRA) said today that it plans to record one-time charges in the third quarter to adopt FAS 106 and to provide for the expected loss of value in its fumed silica plant in Belgium.
Instruction will be provided on the dispersion of inorganic, white and organic pigments; carbon black and fumed silica; methods for characterizing and assessing the quality of dispersions; as well as the various plant practices and equipment used in the manufacturing process.
The Cab-O-Sil Division of Cabot appointed Stochem as distributor of its specialty chemicals product, Cab-O-Sil untreated and treated fumed silicas, for Quebec and the eastern provinces of Canada.
In 1991, total European demand reached $425 million for eight silica products: colloidal, fumed, fused, highpurity ground, high-purity quartz, precipitated, micronized gel and nonmicronized gel.
Fumed and precipitated silica production processes differ significantly (figure 1).