run on all cylinders
- Run on empty
run on empty
- Run one ragged
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 ]
- Run-on sentence
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 […]