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tuckered out

Exhausted, very tired, as in I was all tuckered out after that game. The precise origin of this usage is not known. [ ; 1820s ]
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  • At last I got her to go to bed, and she was all tuckered out, and went to sleep.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • You ran a big cargo of liquor in this wagon, which is why your plugs are tuckered out.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • "I said to Mamie I knew you'd be tuckered out," she observed.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • Well, at last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • There were three men on the steamer and they were just about tuckered out.

  • You look kind of tuckered out, said Kentucky, looking at the man.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • “I kin tell that you girls are all tuckered out,” she said when the task was finished.

    Hoofbeats on the Turnpike Mildred A. Wirt
  • We were all tuckered out when we reached the top of the ridge.

  • "I reckon he's tuckered out," said Abner, tacitly admitting the relationship.

    Helping Himself Horatio Alger

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