squeeze (one) dry

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squeeze (one) dry

To use force or pressure to exploit someone for as much money, information, manpower, etc., as someone has or is able to give. We were hoping to start our own business, but those loan sharks squeezed us dry with insanely high interest rates. Interrogators are planning to squeeze the captured spy dry for all the information he may have about the enemy's plans.
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ˌsqueeze somebody ˈdry

get as much money, information, etc. out of somebody as you can: The war, as well as the economic sanctions imposed by foreign powers, have squeezed the economy dry.
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Drain the bulgar wheat in a sieve, then squeeze dry and work into the beef mixture with the pine nuts, mint and parsley.
Drain the bulgar wheat in a sieve, then squeeze dry and, using your hands, work into the beef mixture with the pine nuts, mint and parsley.
Leave for half an hour, tossing occasionally, then squeeze dry in a teatowel.
Rinse in cold water, squeeze dry, then whizz in a food processor with lemon zest, mascarpone, garlic and seasoning.
Rinse greens with cool water, squeeze dry and chop them roughly.
"Instead of increasing taxes, the city government should have cut back on spending and looked for other sources of revenues and not squeeze dry the people," the group said in a statement.
Rinse under cold running water and gently squeeze dry using your hands, then set aside.
Soften the gelatine in cold water, squeeze dry, then whisk into the wine syrup; set aside.
BLANCH nettles, squeeze dry, and substitute for basil in your
Rinse several times and squeeze dry. Tack flannel to a board to dry.
1Soak the cracked wheat in cold water for 20 minutes then drain and squeeze dry through a sieve.
The system provides approximately six to eight times reduction conversion and will "squeeze dry" chips, removing up to 98 percent of the residual coolant and cutting oils.
If we continue with our current Argentina policy, the people of the world will see America as an ally of right-wing political elites that want to squeeze dry the entrepreneurial classes in order to salvage the solvency of bankrupt states.