bleed dry

Bleed dry
If you bleed someone dry, you extract all their available money from them.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • bleed dry — bleed (someone/something) dry to use up everything someone or something has available. The city is losing money at a rate that eventually will bleed it dry. I m worried that the medical bills will bleed my parents dry. Etymology: based on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bleed dry — bleed (someone) dry to take someone s money until most or all of it has gone. Repayments on the new furniture were bleeding me dry …   New idioms dictionary

  • bleed dry — verb a) Of a slaughtered animal, to wait until all its blood has drained off. Slaugthered livestock is usually bled dry prior to butchering. b) To bleed white …   Wiktionary

  • bleed — [bliːd] verb bled PTandPP [bled] 1. [intransitive] to lose money: • Its consumer electronics division continued to bleed, with an operating loss of $100 million. 2. [transitive] to make someone pay an unreasonable amount of money: bleed somebody… …   Financial and business terms

  • bleed — [bli:d] v past tense and past participle bled [bled] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(blood)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(air/liquid)¦ 4¦(colour)¦ 5 bleed red ink ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: bledan, from blod; BLOOD] 1.) ¦(BLOOD)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bleed someone dry — bleed (someone/something) dry to use up everything someone or something has available. The city is losing money at a rate that eventually will bleed it dry. I m worried that the medical bills will bleed my parents dry. Etymology: based on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bleed something dry — bleed (someone/something) dry to use up everything someone or something has available. The city is losing money at a rate that eventually will bleed it dry. I m worried that the medical bills will bleed my parents dry. Etymology: based on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bleed — [ blid ] (past tense and past participle bled [ bled ] ) verb * ▸ 1 when blood flows out ▸ 2 when color spreads ▸ 3 make someone pay money ▸ 4 take liquid/gas from something ▸ 5 take blood from someone 1. ) intransitive to have blood flowing from …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bleed sb dry — bleed sb/sth dry ► DISAPPROVING to take all or most of the money of a person, organization, country, etc.: »Unfair trade bleeds countries dry through repayments of national debts. Main Entry: ↑bleed …   Financial and business terms

  • bleed sb/sth dry — ► DISAPPROVING to take all or most of the money of a person, organization, country, etc.: »Unfair trade bleeds countries dry through repayments of national debts. Main Entry: ↑bleed …   Financial and business terms

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