Exhaustion can come in one of two ways: either the supply is exhausted, or the body simply is too tuckered out.
Ive got a Yankee side to me as well as a Southern side; sometimes I get tuckered out tryin to combine em.
If anything ever tuckered me out, 'twas hoein' corn in the hot sun.
If he felt it—well, the Colonel was a corker; if he didn't feel it—well, the Colonel was just about tuckered out.
"I reckon he's tuckered out," said Abner, tacitly admitting the relationship.
My honey, you're all tuckered out, an' here it's gettin' on to midnight, an' you to go to Englewood by the early car!
Then for sure and certain we did get tired, and indeed by the end of a week of it we were well-nigh “tuckered out.”
Well, at last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out.
And, when the wind went down, the whale was so tuckered that he couldn't swim a stroke.
Remember before you give up that the other man's just as tuckered as you are, maybe more so.
"piece of lace worn around the neck," 1680s, from Middle English tokker "tucker, one who dresses or finishes cloth" (see tuck).
"to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from tucked (past participle of tuck (v.)), which had, in reference to dogs, a slang sense of "exhausted, underfed." Related: Tuckered; tuckering.