One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exhaust the strength of (someone)‘parties and tours can take it out of you, especially if you are over 65’
exhaust, drain, enervate, tire, fatigue, wear out, weary, debilitate, jadeView synonyms
- ‘That really took it out of me; I felt exhausted afterwards.’
- ‘But there is no doubt that it takes it out of you when you're IT with a poorly toddler and a big ol' fat pregnant belly, a household still to run and so forth.’
- ‘For our exhausted purposes ('cause holy man, this film really takes it out of you) I'm pretty sure two will do.’
- ‘This week could be one that takes it out of me completely.’
- ‘Every so often we would try to get them to come out of their rooms, but they were exhausted - it really took it out of them.’
- ‘I was traveling from the North West of the City to the East End by bus and I think that took it out of me a lot.’
- ‘Driving constantly at such a high speed really takes it out of you.’
- ‘But man, two and half hours of running around after a Frisbee will really take it out of you… and every joint and tendon.’
- ‘DJ-ing for such long sets really takes it out of you and it's strenuous.’
- ‘Not surprisingly 4 hours of semi-sober sleep followed by 12 hours of work, followed by 6 hours of recovery sleep, followed by another 12 hours of work takes it out of you.’
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