Idiom: Running on fumes
Meaning: If someone has used all their energy on something, but must continue, they are running on fumes. It is an expression used when driving a car when the needle is on empty but still running. We say it is 'running on fumes'.Country: International English | Subject Area: Transport & Travel | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Running on empty
- Hit the ground running
- Do the running
- Out of the gate running
- In the running
- Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds
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