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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In the 40-second clip, Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) lead a team of DEO agents into an Arctic research facility where they find bodies of people and a wolf that all look "like something sucked them dry.
Up to 80 ATMs at bank branches ran out yesterday as customers sucked them dry of cash.
Complaints from other early Dylan associates that Dylan ripped them off and sucked them dry have been proven absurd by time.