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

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 sacks them. London has sucked the surrounding towns dry of local talent.
(Definition of suck sb/sth dry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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