run ragged


run ragged
run (someone) ragged to make someone very tired, usually by making them work too hard.

What with party preparations and having to look after the kids all this week, I've been run ragged.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • run ragged — phrasal : to wear out : exhaust children and housework were running her ragged the word “character,” meaning a person … of eccentricity has been run ragged John McNulty * * * run (someone) ragged informal : to make (som …   Useful english dictionary

  • run ragged — be tired or exhausted She has been run ragged by her three children …   Idioms and examples

  • run ragged — {v. phr.} To tire out; make nervous by too much worry or work. * /Trying to keep up with too many clubs, sports, and activities in addition to his homework ran Tom ragged./ * /On a rainy day the children sometimes ran Mother ragged./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run ragged — {v. phr.} To tire out; make nervous by too much worry or work. * /Trying to keep up with too many clubs, sports, and activities in addition to his homework ran Tom ragged./ * /On a rainy day the children sometimes ran Mother ragged./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ ragged — v. phr. To tire out; make nervous by too much worry or work. Trying to keep up with too many clubs, sports, and activities in addition to his homework ran Tom ragged. On a rainy day the children sometimes ran Mother ragged. Compare: wear out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run ragged — Synonyms and related words: debilitated, drooping, droopy, enervated, enfeebled, fagged, faint, fainting, fatigued, feeling faint, flagging, footsore, frazzled, good and tired, jaded, languid, ready to drop, run down, sagging, seedy, tired, tired …   Moby Thesaurus

  • run someone ragged — informal phrase to make someone feel extremely tired by forcing them to do a lot of work Doctors and nurses were run ragged during the recent flu epidemic. Thesaurus: to make someone work hardsynonym to make someone tiredsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • run someone ragged — run (someone) ragged to make someone very tired, usually by making them work too hard. What with party preparations and having to look after the kids all this week, I ve been run ragged …   New idioms dictionary

  • ragged — [rag′id] adj. [< RAG1 + ED] 1. shabby or torn from wear; tattered [a ragged shirt] 2. dressed in shabby or torn clothes 3. uneven; rough; jagged [a ragged edge] 4. shaggy; …   English World dictionary

  • ragged — rag|ged [ rægəd ] adjective 1. ) MAINLY LITERARY torn and dirty: a pair of ragged shorts Ragged posters hung on the walls. a ) ragged people are wearing old dirty clothes and look very poor: ragged children playing in the street 2. ) with edges… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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