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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.
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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)

To have prolonged anger toward someone or something. Uncle Al looks unhappy—what do you think he's fuming about now? Ever since those two became roommates, she's just constantly fuming about him.
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fume over (someone or something)

To have prolonged anger toward someone or something. Uncle Al looks unhappy—what do you think he's fuming over now? Ever since those two became roommates, she's just constantly fuming over him.
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fume at (someone)

To direct one's anger at someone. Don't fume at me because you overslept—it's not my fault you didn't hear your alarm. The boss is fuming at everyone who was involved in that project.
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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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Statistically designed experiments successfully determined formulations which would provide optimum strength at particular hardness levels for both BXS-245 precipitated and fumed silica reinforced silicone rubber compounds.
"High performance precipitated silica equivalent to fumed silica in silicone reinforcement" is based on a paper given at the October, 1990 meeting of the ACS Rubber Division.
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Modification of fumed silica and physico-chemical characteristics
Hydrophilic fumed silica can be treated by different chemical substances such as silane, silicone oil and functional silanes, resulting in a hydrophobic and/or functionalized surface of fumed silica.
The surface activity of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fumed silica is shown in figure 2.
This limits the reinforcement and rheological benefits compared to fumed silicas.
Fumed or pyrogenic silica was first patented at Degussa by chemist Harry Kloepfer in 1942 (ref.
The particle size distribution of higher surface area fumed silica, one with low [PS.sub.50], has a more narrow range than lower surface area fumed silica.
As Eastern European coating producers adopt formulations used in the west, demand for fumed silica, silica gel and precipitated silica will increase, the study says.
Degussa is credited with roughly one-third of volume sales, principally for fumed silica, precipitated silica and precipitated silicates.