Meaning of “run sb ragged” in the English Dictionary

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"run sb ragged" in British English

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run sb ragged


If you run someone ragged, you make them very tired, usually by giving them too much work or work that is too demanding:

The kids have run me ragged this week - I'm glad they're going back to school tomorrow.

(Definition of “run sb ragged” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)