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dead horse

noun
1.
something that has ceased to be useful or relevant.
Idioms
2.
beat / flog a dead horse, to persist in pursuing or trying to revive interest in a project or subject that has lost its usefulness or relevance.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
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dead horse

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beat a dead horse, flog a dead horse


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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