take it out of one

take it out of (one)

To sap the energy, vitality, or vigor of someone. Listening to customer complaints all day can really take it out of you. I need to lie down—clearing that rubble from the road has taken it out of me!
See also: of, out, take

take it out of one

Exhaust or fatigue one, as in This construction job really takes it out of me. This idiom alludes to depleting one's energy. [Mid-1800s]
See also: of, one, out, take