suck (someone or something) dry

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suck (someone or something) dry

To take all of the resources that another person or thing has available. This phrase is often applied to money. Paying for my kids' education is just sucking me dry. I hope I'll still be able to afford retirement some day! Overhead costs are sucking our business dry. We need to come up with a different way of doing things.
See also: dry, suck
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It's part of a new range designed to beat your hair's normal breaking point, and it does a nifty job of "glueing" split ends and cheating the look of healthy hair.' Beauty ed Lynne Pantene Expert Velvet Creme Infusion, [euro]9.49 'A life-saver for dried-out, dyed-out hair - there are loads of products that pump moisture back into hair, but this leave-in hydrating serum doubles as an invisible seal, so the good stuff stays locked in and hair's protected against the effects of things like colouring and heat styling that suck it dry.' Beauty ed Lynne Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment, [euro]14.99 'Six years of research went into this, but it took six seconds for my hair to see and feel benefits.