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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

running on fumes

Continuing to operate with no or very little enthusiasm, energy, or resources left. A reference to a car that has nearly run out of fuel. 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, running

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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Therefore, induction of CYP1A1 with down-regulation of CYP2B1 after asphalt fume exposure may lead to increased production of toxic metabolites of BaP.
John Woodley, the chairman of the multiparty committee, stated on 12 October: 'What we are saying is that if there are serious fumes incidents reported, that they cease operational flying and that those problems be fixed immediately.
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Gulf Underwriters Insurance Company, a group of welders sued NEMA claiming that it issued standards permitting the use of manganese in welding rods, even though it knew about the dangers of manganese fumes.
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A noticeable disadvantage to the fume extraction apparatus with remote vacuum and alter arrangements is that they are not suitably adjustable in different situations another drawback to apparatus with remote vacuum and alter arrangements is that they lean towards to be inefficient.
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Strobic Air's fume exhaust product line features its new Mono-Stack fan which incorporates efficient nozzle design and high velocity plume dispersion for pollution abatement, re-entrainment prevention, odor control and energy recovery, the company said.
The naked mole-rats spent as much time exposing themselves to acidic fumes as they spent in fume-free areas, Park said.
UniFlow fume hood is available in 48", 60", 72", and 96" width, 32" depth, and 59" height.
and other developments favoring plaintiffs could portend more proplaintiff decisions and settlements, as well as an increase in future welding fume lawsuits.
Traveling Exhaust Provides Mobile Solution to Fume Collection--In recent years, efforts have been made to eliminate exhaust fumes, smoke and odor present in metalcasting facilities.
The only safe way to deal with the problem of fumes is to prevent them from being inhaled in the first place by removing contaminated air from the employees' workspace using effective fume extraction.
Farr Air Pollution Control has introduced an updated portable fume and dust collector.