The British Idiom – Milk something dry
Definition of Milk something dry
To milk something dry means to take everything of value from something.
Examples of Usage of Milk something dry
Let them take me to court. My ex-wife has already milked me dry. Some people come up with one original idea in their lives and spend the rest of their lives milking it dry. As he was unlikely to ever have another original idea as long as he lived, it seemed only appropriate that he would milk the one original idea he did have dry.
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