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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Our councillors in part time jobs are mainly selfserving parasites that have the audacity to argue the worth of our binmen while sucking us dry with their blind eye policies.
It would be another case of the affluent South sucking us dry.
Hobbs has articulated brilliantly how we have been taken for a ride by a dithering Government unwilling to deal with the greedy cartels that are sucking us dry.
Don't they know they are sucking us dry until we can't afford to invest of until they put us out of business?
Read this excellent book and learn how to produce profitable independent films while sticking your finger in the eyes of the devil-worshiping media conglomerates who are sucking us dry of our spiritual and economic capital," said Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment, and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Her analogy of a vampire sucking us dry is spot on.