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run dry

To become unavailable due to the entire supply having been used. A: "I'll take another beer, please." B: "Sorry, Bob, we've run dry." It seems that the support for the senator in the area is running dry.
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run dry

(especially of a source of money or information) be completely used up.
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run ˈdry

stop supplying water; be all used so that none is left: The wells in most villages in the region have run dry.Vaccine supplies started to run dry as the flu outbreak reached epidemic proportions.
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Abandoned by the franchise-originating Wayans brothers, who apparently know when even a well as shallow as this one runs dry of comic potential, ``Scary 3'' has been helmed by David Zucker.
When the brook runs dry, God sends Elijah to Zarephath, to a down-on-her-luck widow who is down to her last meal.
Her mother's milk never runs dry even though her mother is suffering from malnutrition.
The Colorado River often runs dry before it reaches the sea, as do the Ganges in India and the Jordan in the Middle East.
Like Sceve, and later Montaigne," Tournon writes, "it is through postulating that language is never perfectly transparent - that human motivations and behavior can never be entirely deciphered - that Marguerite de Navarre creates a literary form whose wellspring never runs dry, a literary form arranged around a blind spot which she defines as the"'conseil prive' of the God of novelists.
Vornado's 4/4 also has a convenient dry-out feature, so that if the water bottle runs dry the humidifier continues to run, drying out the wicking filters and inhibiting mold growth.