milk/bleed/suck (someone or something) dry

idiom

Definition of milk/bleed/suck (someone or something) dry

informal
: to take or use up everything from (someone or something)
  • He married her for her money and then bled her dry.
  • She milked the system dry.

Word by Word Definitions

milk play
  1. : a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young

  2. : milk from an animal and especially a cow used as food by people

  3. : a food product produced from seeds or fruit that resembles and is used similarly to cow's milk

  1. : to draw milk from the breasts or udder of

  2. : suckle

  3. : to draw (milk) from the breast or udder

  1. : giving milk

bleed play
  1. : to emit or lose blood

  2. : to sacrifice one's blood especially in battle

  3. : to feel anguish, pain, or sympathy

  1. : printed matter (such as an illustration) that bleeds

  2. : the escape of blood from vessels : hemorrhage

suck play
  1. : to draw (something, such as liquid) into the mouth through a suction force produced by movements of the lips and tongue

  2. : to draw something from or consume by such movements

  3. : to apply the mouth to in order to or as if to suck out a liquid

  1. : a sucking movement or force

  2. : the act of sucking

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

dry play
  1. : free or relatively free from a liquid and especially water

  2. : not being in or under water

  3. : lacking precipitation or humidity

  1. : to make dry (see 1dry)

  2. : to become dry

  1. : the condition of being dry (see 1dry) : dryness

  2. : something dry

  3. : prohibitionist


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