Main Entry: all in
: tired, exhausted ‹after a day of wood-splitting he was all in
[M-W Collegiate Dictionary]all in informal
exhausted: he was all in by half-timehttp://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engl...
Examples from literature: •
"...I think the sooner you two get together the better. Why don't you get some sleep — you look all in
Leamas nodded. "It's bloody good of you — " he made an awkward gesture with his hand, " — all this." Ashe gave him a pat on the shoulder, picked up his army macintosh and left.
[John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), Chapter 7. Kiever]•
He collapsed in a chair, groaning, "You're right. Got to sleep.All in
." But as Martin helped him to his feet he broke away,
scrabbled about on his desk, and looked back doubtfully. "Want to
give you something--start your training. And remember the old man.
Will anybody remember the old man?"
[Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith (1925), Chapter 1]•
HICKEY ... You'll all know what I mean after you--(He pauses--mumbles
) Excuse--all in
--got to grab forty winks--Drink up, everybody--on me--(The sleep of complete exhaustion overpowers him. His chin sags to his chest. They stare at him with puzzled uneasy fascination.
) Yuh're a soft old sap, Larry. He's a no-good louse like Hickey. He don't belong. (He yawns.
) I'm all in
. Not a wink of sleep. Can't keep my peepers open.
HOPE ... But, bejees, something ran over me! Must have been myself, I guess. (He forces a feeble smile--then wearily
) Guess I'll sit down. Feel all in
. Like a corpse, bejees.
[Eugene O'Neill, The Iceman Cometh (1946)]