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Running on fumes – Idiom of the Day for IELTS Speaking


To stay awake although you are extremely tired.


“I have to be running on fumes to complete my report for my tutor.”

“With the huge amount of homework given by teacher, students, nowadays, are running on fumes, which could jeopardise their physical as well as emotional conditions.”

“She spent almost a week on the picnic, so she had to be running on fumes at the weekend to finish her homework.”


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