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tired out

tired to death
. Exhausted, as in
She looked tired out after that trip
, or
He came home tired to death
. The first term dates from the second half of the 1500s; the second, a hyperbole, was first recorded in 1740. Also see
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  • That will give her all the time she needs, and she wont be all tired out.

    The Girl Scouts Rally Katherine Keene Galt
  • It was quite dark when we reached the station, all tired out.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • It was quite late when I returned to the chateau, tired out, dying of hunger, and exhausted by the emotions I had experienced.

    Mauprat George Sand
  • I am obliged to go to Miss Gower's, though I am tired out to-night.

    Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • tired out from their long trip, the Rover boys were glad enough to get back home again.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • You must be tired out; and you, Phemie, love, draw up by your poor father.

  • Everyone was tired out, having had little or no sleep, and very little food, for 48 hours.

  • Westy said; "there's no more batter, anyway, and I'm tired out."

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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