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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Opener Suck You Dry and the immense You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face) were dispatched early doors, with frontman Mark Arm's voice still as raw as ever, backed by howling, fuzzed-up riffs.
He's an emotional vampire, and whether he's evil or just starving, he'll suck you dry if you don't arm yourself with the garlic rope of Nope and the silver cross of Not My Job.
(They will suck you dry, Bats, 1999) | Tax receipts will be hit because of the slower than expected growth.
Chris Hall came to the conclusion her decision to use the line from the popular rapper: "Type of girl that will suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you", in her bio was not 'classy'.
e businessman, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, says Smoggy is receiving 'bad advice' and urged him to "get the vampires out of your life, they'll suck you dry."
But Suck You Dry saw singer Arm bend backwards like a 14-year-old Russian gymnast to reach his trademark, screech.
It's bad enough that your kids are going to suck you dry as soon as they learn to talk.
Until the next day when you read that your manager believes you've been a flop this season, your temperament is suspect, and if you're not careful the agents paid to protect you will suck you dry then drop you in the gutter alongside Gazza.
199) of the complex social implications of a culture which not only provides succour but in the words of one member can also, "suck you dry if you're not careful" (p.
"I don't party any more - this business is full of people who will suck you dry and if you get carried away partying it's easier for them to do that."