out of gas


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out of gas

1. Literally, having no gasoline to make a car, motorcycle, truck, etc. move. We ran out of gas about three miles outside of town. Make sure you fill up the tank before you take the boat out—you don't want to find yourself out of gas and stranded in the middle of the lake.
2. By extension, completely exhausted, fatigued, or without energy or motivation. Let him make those big punches. They'll tire him out quickly, and he'll be out of gas by the fifth round.
See also: gas, of, out

*out of gas

 
1. Lit. without gasoline (in a car, truck, etc.). (*Typically: be ~; run ~.) We can't go any farther. We're out of gas. This car will be completely out of gas in a few more miles.
2. Fig. tired; exhausted; worn out. (*Typically: be ~; fun ~.) What a day! I've been working since morning, and I'm really out of gas. I think the old washing machine has finally run out of gas. I'll have to get a new one.
See also: gas, of, out

out of gas

see under run out of.
See also: gas, of, out