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English definition of “bleed sb dry”

bleed sb dry

informal
to take a lot of money from someone over a period of time: The West is bleeding poorer countries dry through interest payments on their debts.Poverty and poorTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of bleed sb dry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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