suck sb/sth dry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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suck sb/sth dry

(also suck the life out of sb/sth) to ​remove all ​useful, ​valuablequalities or possessions from a ​person, thing, or ​place: That ​firmsucksits new ​programmersdry after five ​years and then ​fires them. Big ​cities suck the ​surroundingtownsdry oflocaltalent. Out-of-town ​stores have ​sucked the ​life out of the ​citycentre.
(Definition of suck sb/sth dry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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