Idiom: 'Rode hard and put away wet'

What does 'Rode hard and put away wet' mean?

Meaning:

Someone who's been rode hard and put away wet has had a very hard life. When a horse is ridden hard and sweaty, it needs to be walked and cooled down before being stabled.


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