So when the Today show staged a flash mob earlier this month, it had the effect of beating a dead horse.
Nor is Cole worried that his party will be seen as whipping a dead horse to score cheap political points.
But, in a major way, harping on the sins of Arafat and Abbas is like flogging a dead horse.
His recent plays, The God of Hell and Kicking a dead horse, had a vital political edge.
The dead horse seemed to fill that whole side of the plaza and disturbed the bull-fighter.
Wherever he went, he met people who said to him, "Have you seen the dead horse?"
These accursed Navajos haven't any scruple about stripping a dead horse.
During this period they are said to be "working off the dead horse."
The enemy succeeded in wounding a Bushman, who fell beneath his dead horse, and was there pinned.
There were two horses inside, but the dead horse blocked the door.