One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I must go to bed—I'm exhausted’
tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent
out of breath, breathless, panting, puffing, puffed, puffed out, puffing and blowing, gasping, gasping for breath
informal done in, all in, dead on one's feet, beat, dead beat, shattered, bushed, fagged out, knocked out, wiped out, running on empty, zonked out, worn to a frazzle, frazzled, bushwhacked
British informal knackered, whacked, whacked out, shagged out, jiggered
Scottish informal wabbit
North American informal pooped, tuckered out, fried, whipped
NZ Australian informal stonkered
British vulgar slang buggered
NZ Australian vulgar slang rooted
fresh as a daisy, raring to go
2‘the treasury's exhausted reserves’
used up, at an end, consumed, finished, spent, depleted
empty, drained, impoverished, bankrupt
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