take a lot out of (someone)


: to require a lot of work or energy and cause someone to feel physically or emotionally tired
That interview really took a lot out of me.

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Recent Examples on the Web Monday’s proceedings appeared to take a lot out of Trump, according to reporters in the courtroom. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 15 Apr. 2024 Road games take a lot out of her, Gottlieb told her players. Thuc Nhi Nguyen staff Writer follow, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2023 That first fight appeared to take a lot out of Paul, who’s gone undefeated since taking up boxing in 2018. cleveland, 28 Oct. 2022 Prioritize rest as much as possible: Having your period can take a lot out of you. Demetria Wambia, SELF, 11 Apr. 2022 In-person tours take a lot out of her, so this one will be more manageable. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Mar. 2021 Winning a tournament — as Reid did Sunday at the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title — can take a lot out of a player. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, 7 Oct. 2020

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“Take a lot out of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20lot%20out%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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