Exhaust one, as in I’ve run myself ragged with this project. This idiom alludes to working so hard that one’s appearance is reduced to rags. [ c. 1920 ]
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noun 1. a written sequence of two or more main clauses that are not separated by a period or semicolon or joined by a conjunction.
noun 1. Machinery. the gradual termination of a groove on the body of an object not ending there, as the upper termination of a flute in a twist drill. Also called back clearance. a space in a depressed area of an object into which a machine tool or grinding wheel may safely enter at the […]
noun, Manège. 1. the act of evading a jump or jumping outside of the limiting markers. run-out
noun, Printing. 1. the amount of type matter for a given article, story, etc., that is carried over to another page, column, or line.