run (someone) off his or her feet

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run (someone) off his or her feet

To make someone work very hard and/or quickly, especially to an exhausting or exasperating degree; to make great demands of someone's time or energy. With the recent reductions in staff, my boss has been running me off my feet lately! Just about every parent on the planet knows how kids can run you off your feet.
See also: feet, off, run
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And in an effort to banish memories of last season's narrow 22-19 loss at Kingsholm and successive defeats during the Under-21 World Cup in Scotland, Wales are aiming to bring about their opponents' downfall by running them off their feet.
We have got the capabilities of running them off their feet.