run into the ground

run into the ground  {v. phr.},  {informal}
1. To do or use (something) more than is wanted or needed.
It's all right to borrow my hammer once in a while, but don't run it into the ground.
2. To win over or defeat (someone) completely.
We lost the game today, but tomorrow we'll run them into the ground.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}

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