Definition of “suck sb/sth dry” - English Dictionary


“suck sb/sth dry” in English

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suck sb/sth dry

also suck the life out of sb/sth

to remove all useful, valuable qualities or possessions from a person, thing, or place:

That firm sucks its new programmers dry after five years and then fires them.
Out-of-town stores have sucked the life out of the city centre.

(Definition of “suck sb/sth dry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)