flogging a dead horse

Flogging a dead horse
(UK) If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they're flogging a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no-one supports anymore; beating a dead horse will not make it do any more work.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • Flogging A Dead Horse — Альбом Sex Pistols Дата выпуска 8 февраля …   Википедия

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  • Flogging A Dead Horse — est un album des Sex Pistols réalisé en 1980, et produit sur Virgin Records. L expression flogging a dead horse signifie littéralement fouetter un cheval mort, soit faire les choses en vain. Durée: 44 16 Pistes Anarchy in the U.K.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flogging a Dead Horse — est un album des Sex Pistols réalisé en 1980, et produit sur Virgin Records. L expression flogging a dead horse signifie littéralement fouetter un cheval mort, soit faire les choses en vain. Durée: 44 16 Pistes Anarchy in the U.K.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flogging a dead horse — For the Sex Pistols album, see Flogging a Dead Horse (album). Flogging a dead horse (alternatively beating a dead horse in some parts of the Anglophone world) is an idiom that means a particular request or line of conversation is already… …   Wikipedia

  • Flogging a Dead Horse — Infobox Album | Name = Flogging a Dead Horse Type = compilation Artist = Sex Pistols Released = 8 February 1980 Recorded = 1976 1978 Genre = Punk rock Length = 48:02 Label = Virgin Records Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5… …   Wikipedia

  • flogging a dead horse — (UK)    If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they re flogging a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no one supports anymore; beating a dead… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Flogging a dead horse —   (UK)   If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they re flogging a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no one supports anymore; beating a dead …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • flogging a dead horse — continue on needlessly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dead Horse (album) — Dead Horse Studio album by Cassetteboy Released 2005 (2005) Cassetteboy chronology …   Wikipedia


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