suck (one) dry

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suck (one) dry

1. To be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausting. I'm sorry I'm not more responsive when I get home, it's just that work has been sucking me dry lately. I cried so much reading this novel that I felt like it had sucked me dry by the time I finished.
2. To deplete the entirety of one's resources. I don't have any more cash for you to spend at the arcade—you sucked me dry! The expensive and debt-riddled mobile phone company they acquired ended up sucking the business dry over the course of the next five years.
3. vulgar slang To perform fellatio on a man beyond the point of orgasm.
See also: dry, suck

suck someone dry

exhaust someone's physical, material, or emotional resources.
See also: dry, someone, suck
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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.