bleed sth dry

bleed sth dry
bleed sb/sth dry
DISAPPROVING to take all or most of the money of a person, organization, country, etc.: »

Unfair trade bleeds countries dry through repayments of national debts.

Main Entry: bleed

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • bleed sb dry — bleed sb/sth dry ► DISAPPROVING to take all or most of the money of a person, organization, country, etc.: »Unfair trade bleeds countries dry through repayments of national debts. Main Entry: ↑bleed …   Financial and business terms

  • bleed sb/sth dry — ► DISAPPROVING to take all or most of the money of a person, organization, country, etc.: »Unfair trade bleeds countries dry through repayments of national debts. Main Entry: ↑bleed …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, completely, properly, thoroughly ▪ Wait until the paint has completely dried. ▪ Always dry clothes thoroughly before you wear them again. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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