Idioms can be a powerful linguistic tool only when they are used in the right way in the right places.
run (something) into the ground
to use something more than is wanted or needed, to neglect something
The man ran his car into the ground and had to buy another one.
List of common idioms, their meanings and examples of their usage in sentences
An idiom is defined as - a group of words in a fixed order that has a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own.