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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.
See also: fume
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Fumed silica is the most common reinforcing filler used in silicone rubbers.
Fumed silica imparts not only reinforcing properties, but also the necessary rheological (thickening) control, optical property (transparency) and electrical insulation property of silicone rubbers.
In this silicone section, only fumed silica was investigated in HTV, LSR and RTV.
The influences of BET surface areas of hydrophilic fumed silica on vulcanizate properties of HTV compounds were investigated (ref.
This is attributed to the fact that at higher surface area, hydrophilic fumed silica is not readily dispersed in the silicone matrix.
A commonly used grade of fumed silica, Aerosil 200, has a 200 [m.
It is also possible to produce other fumed metal oxides through this process.
This also produces more discrete particles with fewer aggregated particles than seen in fumed silica.
Fumed silica and other fumed metal oxides affect properties such as thickening (rheological control), reinforcement, transparency, electrical insulation and heat stability.
For thickening, the incorporation of untreated fumed silica with 150 [m.
Graphical comparisons show the same strength-to-hardness relationship, as seen in the optimized formulas, for both BXS-245 and fumed silica reinforced compounds.
The predicted optimum formulas (tables 7 and 8) indicate that a slightly higher loading of the BXS-245 precipitated silica, but at a significantly lower loading of process aid, is required to match the reinforcement obtained using fumed silica.
The dispersion of BXS-245 precipitated silica is essentially equivalent to fumed silica which provides additional evidence that BXS-245 gives reinforcement equivalent to fumed silica in silicone rubber.
Non-stabilized silicone rubber reinforced with BXS-245 precipitated silica is superior to those reinforced with fumed silica.
A unique precipitated silica, BXS-245, has been developed which is equivalent to fumed silica in the reinforcement of silicone rubber.