do in

INFORMAL

Meaning: to cause someone to feel very tired or worn out

Synonym: exhaust

For example:

  • do sb in That walk up the mountain really did me in. I can hardly move!

  • be done in Paula looks like she's been done in by all that running. I guess she isn't used to it.

Quick Quiz:

That swim really did me in. I feel

a. energized

b. great

c. exhausted

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Contributor: Matt Errey