run (one) off (one's) feet

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run (one) off (one's) feet

To make someone work very hard and/or quickly, especially to an exhausting or exasperating degree; to make great demands of someone's time or energy. With the recent reductions in staff, my boss has been running me off my feet lately! Just about every parent on the planet knows how kids can run you off your feet.
See also: feet, off, run
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Smith chose to bat first and "run them off their feet" on a hot Queensland afternoon but, aside from Finch's 114-ball hundred, Australia singularly under-delivered.
DAI YOUNG expects Wales to try to exploit the Barbarians' "unique" preparation by looking to run them off their feet at the Millennium Stadium today.
France will murder you if you kick badly and it would have made more sense to stick with Tait and Noon in the centre against France at Twickenham and run them off their feet.
"We have to be confident about Saturday and keep taking the game to Leeds and hopefully run them off their feet. If we are positive I don't think we will lose.
The two Dubliners will be aware that the Welsh pair's combination of power and skill could run them off their feet and take them to places they don't have the legs to go anymore.
"For Scotland to stand a chance they must do the same as we did 18 years ago - run them off their feet.