run someone ragged
- (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 - 2 England”, in BBC Sport:
- 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.