take it out of (one)

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take it out of (one)

To greatly deplete 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!
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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]
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take it ˈout of somebody


take a lot ˈout of somebody

make somebody very tired or weak: Driving all day really takes it out of you.That flu bug has really taken it out of her.
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There an't another chap in the school but that boy as would have died exactly at the end of the quarter: taking it out of me to the very last, and then carrying his spite to the utmost extremity.