out of steam

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out of steam

Completely exhausted, fatigued, or without energy or motivation. I'm all out of steam, I can't walk another step. This project has been going on for weeks now. I'm out of steam at this point.
See also: of, out, steam
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GLENBUCK - was only fourth in a 1 3/4 -mile handicap at Southwell in midweek, but may just have needed the run, as he had led into the straight only to run out of steam inside the final quarter mile.
With four to jump, it looked as if he was going better than the winner, but just ran out of steam two out, leaving the impression that he needed this outing.
Now, however, those kids have moved on to Linkin Park, and poor Gavin, while still cute and sounding hurt in a cuddly way, has run out of steam.
The problem is that the stock market hill goes on forever and when it runs out of steam it comes back at you.
The game was scoreless heading into the sixth inning when Hampel (7-5) possibly ran out of steam.