Journey in Life: 05/24/17

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Bleed me dry" nghĩa là gì?

It is painful to watch Whitehaven continue to bleed its shareholders dry as it persists in haemorrhaging billions of dollars on sinking coal investments. Photo courtesy Kate Ausburn.

'Bleed someone dry/white' = khiến ai chảy máu tới chết khô -> nghĩa là moi tiền ai, tới tận xu cuối cùng (extort money, take someone's last penny); "rút ruột".

Ví dụ
I continue to plead my innocence and will not bow down to the bully. It was the Crown’s intent to bleed me dry of not only my finances but also to restrict my access to professional representation and other basic rights I should have been afforded.

I was drawn to Beth Kobliner's new book, "Make Your Kid a Money Genius" (Simon & Schuster), not because I want my kids to be money geniuses, per se, but because I want them to be money realists — and the reality is they'd bleed me dry if I let them.

I’m forced to look at it in terms of either letting the system bleed me dry slowly by having it dip into my savings every month to pay for health care, or roll the dice and if I get cancer again, I lose everything.

He talks about sacrificing himself so his brothers could get less time, and of transferring his many assets to his many children so his exes couldn’t bleed him dry.

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