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.
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But what if an automated teller is sucking you dry? This happened to over 100 people in northwest Delhi's Bawana area as crooks duped them of lakhs of rupees with the help of a micro camera installed above the PIN keypad of a Union Bank of India ATM and a scanner to clone bank cards.