"suck the oxygen out"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 17 20:27:43 UTC 2011

A CNN guest says that "Herman Cain is sucking the oxygen out of the GOP race."

Meaning? Apparently, he's attracting all the attention to the
detriment of the race itself.

Cf. "suck all the air out of the room" in the "Fun with Phrases" thread.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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