flog a dead horse

idiom

informal
1
: to keep talking about a subject that has already been discussed or decided
I don't mean to flog a dead horse, but I still don't understand what happened.
2
: to waste time and effort trying to do something that is impossible
Is it just flogging a dead horse to ask for another recount of the votes?

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“Flog a dead horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flog%20a%20dead%20horse. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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