flog a dead horse

flog a dead horse
впустую тратить силы, делать бесполезные попытки

English-Russian australian expression. 2014.

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  • flog a dead horse — ► flog a dead horse waste energy on a lost cause or unalterable situation. Main Entry: ↑flog …   English terms dictionary

  • flog a dead horse — phrasal : to attempt to revive interest in a worn out or forgotten subject * * * flog a dead horse (informal) To waste time and energy on a lost or impossible cause • • • Main Entry: ↑flog flog a dead horse To try to work up excitement about a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flog a dead horse —    To say that someone is flogging a dead horse means that they are wasting time and effort trying to do or achieve something that is not possible.     Mark is flogging a dead horse trying to get his money reimbursed.     The company has gone… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • flog a dead horse — British, American & Australian, American to waste time trying to do something that will not succeed. You re flogging a dead horse trying to persuade Simon to come to Spain with us he hates going abroad. (usually in continuous tenses) Do you think …   New idioms dictionary

  • flog a dead horse — verb a) To attempt to get extra work out of a ships crew during the dead horse period. b) To attempt to get more out of something that cannot give more …   Wiktionary

  • flog a dead horse — See beat a dead horse …   English idioms

  • flog a dead horse — Brit. waste energy on a lost cause or unalterable situation. → flog …   English new terms dictionary

  • flog a dead horse — waste one s time and effort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flog a dead horse —  Continue to do something when it is too late.  Try to impart vitality to a matter which is out of date or already decided, etc …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • beat/flog a dead horse —    To say that someone is beating a dead horse means that they are wasting time and effort trying to do or achieve something that is impossible.    Mark is beating a dead horse trying to get his money reimbursed.     The company has gone… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dead horse — I. /dɛd ˈhɔs/ (say ded haws) noun Colloquial tomato sauce. {rhyming slang} II. /dɛd ˈhɔs/ (say ded haws) Colloquial –noun 1. a debt. –phrase 2. flog a dead horse, to make useless efforts, as in attempting to raise interest in an issue …  


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