Idiom Running on fumes
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Idiom #11 – Running on fumes

What does the idiom “Running on fumes” mean?

To continue to stay awake when feeling exhausted.

How to use the idiom?

I’m sorry, but I’ve got to go home now. I haven’t slept for twenty hours and I’m running on fumes.

I’ve been painting the house for four hours every night after work, and I am seriously running on fumes at this point.

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