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run someone ragged

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run someone ragged

  1. (idiomatic) To exhaust; to demand excessive effort or work from somebody.
    They've been running him ragged trying to keep up with the demand for new features.
    • 2018 June 18, Phil McNulty, “Tunisia 1 - 1 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England ran Tunisia ragged in that spell but were punished for missing a host of chances when Ferjani Sassi equalised from the penalty spot against the run of play after Kyle Walker was penalised for an elbow on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

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