milk/suck somebody/something dry

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milk (someone or something) dry

To take all or as much of something from a person, thing, or situation as possible. The company used to make all sorts of innovative games, but in the last few years they've just been milking their most popular franchise dry. It's so obvious that he plans to milk his rich grandmother dry.
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milk/suck somebody/something ˈdry

get from somebody/something all the money, help, information, etc. they have, usually giving nothing in return: It was only later that we found out he’d milked his grandmother dry of all her money before she died.
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High-priority items include books, notebooks and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers and erasers canned foods such as tuna, soup, fruit, vegetables and concentrated milk dry foods like rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour, powdered milk, baby formula, tea and coffee and clothing for adults and children.
And although crew can refuse to serve alcohol to a passenger, they rarely will because booze is a cash cow airlines want to milk dry.
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It is the precise trial-by-village mechanism that came to the absurd conclusions that women and men were guilty of making cows' milk dry up or a myriad of other communal dysfunctions.
To them, we are just a 'revenue stream' to milk dry.
The screenwriters milk dry every cultural stereotype -British soccer hooligans (includinga cameo for Vinnie Jones),charming Italians and the sex crazed Dutch.
Each line uses a Type 3, MVR - Mono, fan-assisted evaporator to take the milk dry solids from 8.6% up to 50%.