Running on empty

Posted by ESC on July 03, 2007

In Reply to: Running on empty posted by Eduardo on July 03, 2007

: Well, hello to everybody. I had the opportunity to visit this website many times because of homeworks of the English Institute. However, I have a doubt, I don't find the phrase "Running on Empty" I would like to have an answer.

It is referring to a car gas tank that is empty or almost empty. The car is running on fumes. And it means a person who is near exhaustion, out of resources, hope, etc. At least that's my take on it.