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.
See also: dry, squeeze
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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.
See also: dry, somebody, squeeze
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