bleed white or dry

idi to deplete of all resources, money, etc., as through excessive demands
Corruption bled the country white[/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bleed white — Synonyms and related words: ablate, absorb, abuse, assimilate, bleed, burn up, clip, consume, denude, deplete, deplume, despoil, digest, displume, divest, drain, drain of resources, dry, eat, eat up, erode, exhaust, expend, exploit, finish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bleed — [[t]blid[/t]] v. bled(bled), bleed•ing, 1) pat to lose, discharge, or exude blood 2) bot (of a plant) to exude sap, resin, etc., from a wound 3) tex a) to run or become diffused: The colors bled when the dress was washed[/ex] b) tex to lose or… …   From formal English to slang

  • white — [[t](h)waɪt, waɪt[/t]] adj. whit•er, whit•est, 1) of the color of pure snow; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light 2) light or comparatively light in color 3) pan marked by slight pigmentation of the skin 4) pan for,… …   From formal English to slang

  • bleed — [bliːd] verb bled PTandPP [bled] 1. [intransitive] to lose money: • Its consumer electronics division continued to bleed, with an operating loss of $100 million. 2. [transitive] to make someone pay an unreasonable amount of money: bleed somebody… …   Financial and business terms

  • dry — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisian, Saharan, Spartan, WCTU, acarpous, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acescent, acetose, acid, acidulous, air dry, anhydrate, anhydrous, antisaloon, apathetic, arid, ascetic, athirst, austere, bake, baked, bald,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bleed — Synonyms and related words: abridge, abuse, ache, agonize, anguish, be sorry for, bereave, bleed for, bleed white, bloody, broach, brood over, clip, commiserate, compassionate, condole with, cup, curtail, cut off, decant, denude, deplume, deprive …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bleed dry — verb a) Of a slaughtered animal, to wait until all its blood has drained off. Slaugthered livestock is usually bled dry prior to butchering. b) To bleed white …   Wiktionary

  • bleed — [bli:d] v past tense and past participle bled [bled] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(blood)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(air/liquid)¦ 4¦(colour)¦ 5 bleed red ink ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: bledan, from blod; BLOOD] 1.) ¦(BLOOD)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • White Zinfandel — White Zinfandel, often abbreviated as White Zin, is an off dry to sweet, pink colored rosé wine. White Zinfandel is made from the Zinfandel wine grape, which would otherwise produce a bold and spicy red wine. As such, it is not a grape variety… …   Wikipedia

  • bleed someone dry — (or white) drain someone of all money or resources the railroads claimed that personnel costs were bleeding them dry …   Useful english dictionary

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