Which means really that Makati was being sucked dry
by very corrupt people.
Oil and natural gas wells stop producing long before they've sucked dry
all the resources in a reservoir.
But how often is it that you might be sitting in a crowd, and you, or someone else, is being sucked dry
while others hardly notice the little critters?
Its soul had been dead for years, sucked dry
by the vampires who run the game.
It's refreshing to see unique value propositions coming from a bottom-up perspective (producer groups), particularly since broker-dealer creativity is frequently sucked dry
with heavy, burdensome regulation that preoccupies their attention, time and money.
It was subject to self-serving decisions by board members, incompetently run by unqualified party-men and sucked dry
by the unions with the blessing of the politicians who had turned it into a dumping ground for unemployable party members; there was a time, not too many years ago, when it employed in excess of 2,000 staff on wages and benefits that profitable airlines did not pay.
adviser in Afghanistan and author of the upcoming "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security.'' The Iraqi army we built was seen by many Iraqi Sunnis "as the enforcer of a kleptocratic network.'' That army got "sucked dry
by the cronies of Maliki so it became a hollow shell that couldn't withstand the first bullet.''
At the end of the day, the customer should be treated well, not like a cash cow to be beaten with a stick during major sports events and sucked dry
The 33-year-old is targeted by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as a reliever to first-choice forward Olivier Giroud, who had fatigue issues because he was sucked dry
in some stretches of the ongoing season.
Death by starvation takes a while, and we helplessly watched as the trees produced tiny green replacements that were soon sucked dry
. Eventually, with no more reserves left to sustain new growth, the standing skeletons of hemlocks were ready for the final phase.
Warmth and charm have almost been sucked dry
from this incarnation of Oz and performances are muted, especially Franco, who bumbles through his scenes as if he is making up dialogue on the spot.
Similarly, if it slows down because its bandwidth is being sucked dry
from video, live streaming of TV, or Facebook and Twitter usage, so too business slows down.