Значение идиомы take the starch out of

[take the starch out of] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To make feel weak or tired.

The hot weather took the starch out of Mrs. Jones, and she didn’t feel like doing a thing.

The cross-countryrun took all the starch out of the boys.

2. See: TAKE THE WIND OUT OFONE’S SAILS.

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Значение идиомы take the starch out of