burned out

burned out
AND burnt out
1. mod. tired; bored.
I’m burned out after all that partying.
I don’t want to work with burnt out people. I need energy.
2. mod. having to do with the ruined veins of an addict. (Drugs.)
These old ropes are just burned out. I don’t know what to do.
My veins are burnt out so I shoot in the jug.
3. mod. ruined by marijuana smoking. (Drugs. See also burnout.)
The poor kid was burned out at the age of twelve.
What’s left for these burned out kids?
4. mod. no longer affected by a particular drug. (Drugs.)
It’s no good. I’m just burned out. The stuff doesn’t affect me at all.
She was burned out on Q.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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