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bleed (someone or something) dry

To take all of the resources that another person or thing has available. This phrase is often applied to money. Paying for my kids' education is just bleeding me dry. I hope I'll still be able to retire one day! Overhead costs are bleeding our business dry. We need to come up with a different way of doing things.
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bleed

tv. to drain someone of money through extortion or continuous demands for payment. I’m going to bleed you till I get what I deserve.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Patients who bled recurrently after an initial PTH were less likely to undergo control of their bleeding in the OR during their first admission, which was a statistically significant difference between the groups.
Subsequent bleeds are unlikely--only 10% of those undergoing surgery for a PTH bled again, versus 55% of nonoperative patients--and, for those who bled within the first week, none of these recurrent bleeds occurred within 24 hours of admission.
Caption: Figure 1: Summary of number of patients who bled on each day after tonsillectomy.
One potential limitation of this study lies in the method of identifying patients who bled after tonsillectomy.