I really like the saying "abused the crap out of....." because it feels strong. Recently I am asked to prepare a speech and I don't think it's appropriate to use the saying. Are there any formal ways of saying it?
Edit: to add a bit of context this is my graduation speech. I'm trying to say something like "abused the crap out of the freedom I got", but I'm pretty sure I'll use this again in the future.