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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(Our government will suck us dry with these punitive tax measures.) So that comes to a total of S9.20.
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." (EP wants to sell its water to the fast-growing city of Buda and new planned subdivisions in the area, including Wilson's.)
We'll grant them all amnesty and continue to allow them to suck us dry. They never contributed a dime to the country, refuse to work, refuse to obey the laws of the land, and even refuse to learn the language.
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. Every day I see them in our grocery stores using food stamps, and guess who's paying the taxes for that." Davis said the message had been sent to him by someone in the city of Fuquay-Varina and that he was just passing it on.