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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Signs that read "Save Our Wells" and "Stop the Water Grab" are planted in many front yards, and cars sport bumper stickers reading "Buda, please don't suck us dry.
We'll grant them all amnesty and continue to allow them to suck us dry.
I, for one, am not fooled by this Tory or his leader, who's another who will suck us dry if given the chance.
This one attacked Hispanics, asserting, "These Mexicans and all these other Hispanics have not done one thing for this country except suck us dry.