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.
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The Islamic Republic is very anxious to develop such fields before the Iraqis can suck them dry.
4) Chinese rivers have been vanishing since the 1990s as demand from farms and factories has helped suck them dry.
We are here to serve the public, not suck them dry.
It remains glossy teen fodder though and has a light touch thanks to some musical montages that manage to pump some blood into proceedings rather than suck them dry.
Once they know they have a rich punter like her they suck them dry and yet the Mr Big is often sat thousands of miles away just counting his return.
Mr Munterfering is a socialist politician who won much applause during the German election a cou-ple of years ago by denouncing private equity companies as "locusts" who descend on worthy German companies suck them dry and spit out the husks.
The truth is that men no longer have any rights at all thanks to greedy women who suck them dry, take them for everything they can get and then dump them when they have no more use for them