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To Burn (Oneself) Out

Idiom: “to burn (oneself) out”

Meaning: To become tired, exhausted and/or lose interest from
doing something too much.

Example #1:

Charlie: I’m so
tired.  I can’t think anymore.  Studying everyday is making me crazy.

Sarah: Sounds like you burned
yourself out
Charlie.  Do you ever
take breaks or time off from school?

Charlie: No, not
really.  I study everyday for about six
hours.  I study two hours after
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I never take a break.  This schedule feels like it will last
forever.  I don’t know how much longer I
can take this.

Sarah:  Wow!
That’s too much.  You’re definitely burning yourself out.  You should consider some recreational
activity during the day, to help you relax and focus on something else.  Otherwise, you will lose interest in

Example #2: 


Lauren:  I’m thinking about quitting the team.

Peter: Why?  I thought you loved soccer.

Lauren:  I burned
myself out
.  I practice three hours a
day.  On Saturdays, I always play two
games.  My only rest day is Sunday.  By the time I get home, I can’t study because
I’m exhausted.  My performance in school
is going down and my parents aren’t happy about that. 

Peter: Maybe,
you should take a break or train less.

Meaning: “Burn
(oneself) out”
to become tired, exhausted, or to lose interest from doing something too much.
In example 1, Charlie is so tired from studying, that he can’t think anymore. 
In example 2, Lauren is so tired from training that she is falling behind on
her school work.