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Related to Flogging a Dead Horse: like death warmed up, sticking her oar in
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to punish with blows or lashes

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IT was the Derby yesterday, but Alex Reid was flogging a dead horse as he tried to interest wife Katie Price in a spot of horseplay.
SNP's election campaign co-ordinator Stewart Hosie hit back at Labour, insisting: "They are literally flogging a dead horse.
Clearly they are flogging a dead horse in some areas by wasting money like this.
ANY writer who begins a play by dragging the carcass of an old nag on stage leaves themselves open to accusations of flogging a dead horse.
Sam's an ambitious man, but he will think there is no point flogging a dead horse.
He claimed there was no point in flogging a dead horse and that the matter was closed.
The beleaguered MLA, second only to Johnny Wilkinson in the unfortunate acquisition of ''sports injuries'', has recently been the victim of all comers in terms of satire, bawdy humour and double entendres - but Northern Ireland's so-called comedians have decided that any further attacks on Mr Berry's private life would be like flogging a dead horse (for the avoidance of doubt no one is alleging that necrophiliac, bestial S&M occurred in the hotel room in question).
DAVID Cameron is still insisting on flogging a dead horse by banging on about a Big Society - an idea which guarantees glazed eyes or seething contempt among the British public.
DAVID Cameron is flogging a dead horse by trying to revive his pet project, the Big Society.
Mr Balls said: "This is not, as David Cameron said, flogging a dead horse.
You can be enthusiastic about it but you can't always be flogging a dead horse.
And they are probably right to do so - there's no point in flogging a dead horse and ruining groundbreaking drama by allowing it to overstay its welcome.