bleed (someone/something) dry

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Definition of bleed (someone/something) dry

: to take or command all of one's resources (as money or energy) Many businesses complain that the new taxes are bleeding them dry. These wars are bleeding the economy dry. computer applications that draw so much power they bleed system resources dry

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“Bleed (someone/something) dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleed%20%28someone%2Fsomething%29%20dry. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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