squeeze an orange

squeeze an orange

To make use of everything someone or something has to offer. This business is like squeezing an orange: it doesn't matter who's doing the squeezing, you'll still get orange juice.
See also: orange, squeeze

squeeze (or suck) an orange

take all that is profitable out of something.
See also: orange, squeeze
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The initial effort was "a lot like trying to squeeze an orange through a straw.
Big-ass Britton would be such a snug Xt between the sticks, there'd be no room to squeeze an orange pip past her - let alone an inWated leather ball.
Milk is three times the price and orange juice is up to 10 times - and it's a damn sight easier to squeeze an orange than to get petrol out of the ground.
The highlight was a 15-page instruction booklet which included such handy hints as how to squeeze an orange properly.
It was late winter and hardly a wonder, then, that Alexander Kost, a hairstylist vacationing from Chicago, was smitten with Maui in less time than it takes to squeeze an orange dry.