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Dear Ted,
Am I using the expression "milk someone for something" correctly in the following sentences? In other words, do they make sense and are they grammatically correct?
1. She milked me for all my money.
2. She milked me for ten dollars.
3. She milked me for a lot of money.
4. She milked me for my life savings.
5. She milked me for all I'm worth.

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Dear Glen:

Am I using the expression "milk someone for something" correctly in the
following sentences? In other words, do they make sense and are they
grammatically correct?
1. She milked me for all my money.
2. She milked me for ten dollars.
3. She milked me for a lot of money.
4. She milked me for my life savings.
5. She milked me for all I'm worth.

*** They are all correct.  The word "milk" in this instance means "to drain."  When a cow is milked, the milk is drained by hand-pulling [or machine-pulling] on the udders of the cow.
"Milking a person" is a figurative expression meaning "draining of value."

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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