running on empty

running on empty
lacking energy or enthusiasm.

He's been running on empty for months now — a vacation will do him good.

The program to build low-cost housing has not attracted much support and is running on empty.

Related vocabulary: on automatic pilot Etymology: based on the literal meaning of running on empty (= operating a car with almost no fuel)

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  • Running on Empty — has several meanings:* Running on Empty (album) , a 1977 album by Jackson Browne **Running on Empty (song), the album s title track * Running on Empty (Hardy Boys novel) , a Hardy Boys Casefiles novel * Running On Empty (Australian film) , a 1982 …   Wikipedia

  • Running on Empty — ist: der Originaltitel des US amerikanischen Filmdramas Die Flucht ins Ungewisse ein Album des US amerikanischen Singer Songwriters Jackson Browne, siehe Running on Empty (Album) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • running on empty — If you are exhausted but keep going, you are running on empty …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Running on Empty — Pour le film de Sidney Lumet, voir À bout de course (film). Running on Empty Album par Jackson Browne Sortie 6 décembre 1977 Enregistrement août septembre 1977 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • running on empty — verb Losing enthusiasm or willingness, lacking energy. His interest in the program had been running on empty for a while. Its likely the program will be canceled …   Wiktionary

  • running on empty —    If you are exhausted but keep going, you are running on empty.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Running on empty —   If you are exhausted but keep going, you are running on empty …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Running on Empty —    Voir À bout de course …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • running on empty — idi having lost vitality, significance, or creative abilities …   From formal English to slang

  • running on empty — exhausted of all one s resources or sustenance …   Useful english dictionary