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milk it

To try to get as much of something from someone else, especially sympathy, kindness, respect, etc. They found a little bit of celebrity when their book was published a couple years ago, and they've been milking it ever since. Your aunt is going out of her way to take care of you while you're sick, so don't milk it.
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milk it

To take advantage of the help or kindness of others, as when one acts as if one still needs help after recovering from an illness.
See also: milk