run somebody ragged
run (oneself or someone) ragged
To exhaust oneself or someone else through hard work or effort. I've been running myself ragged trying to clean and organize the house before your mom comes to visit. If you become Joe's personal assistant, don't be surprised if he runs you ragged—he can be very demanding.
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ˌrun somebody ˈragged(informal) make somebody do a lot of work or make a big effort so that they become tired: You look really exhausted. Have the children been running you ragged?
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