run out of gas

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Definition of run out of gas

: to no longer have any gas in one's vehicle Our car ran out of gas on the way here. We ran out of gas just as the car reached the gas station. sometimes used figuratively to indicate getting tiredThe pitcher ran out of gas in the seventh inning.

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“Run out of gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20out%20of%20gas. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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