flog something to death

flog something to death
flog (something) to death British, American & Australian, informal, American to use a particular style or to discuss a particular subject so many times that it is not interesting any more.

He basically takes one theme and flogs it to death for three hundred and fifty pages.

No sporting event is beaten to death more than the Sugar Bowl - it is analyzed again and again by the commentators.


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  • flog something to death — british informal phrase to talk about something so much that no one else wants to hear any more about it Thesaurus: to talk continuously and too muchsynonym Main entry: flog * * * ˌflog sth to ˈdeath idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • flog something to death — British informal to talk about something so much that no one else wants to hear any more about it …   English dictionary

  • flog — [ flag ] verb transitive 1. ) to hit someone very hard with a stick or whip as a punishment 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL to sell flog something to death MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL to talk about something so much that no one else wants to hear any… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flog to death — flog (something) to death British, American & Australian, informal, American to use a particular style or to discuss a particular subject so many times that it is not interesting any more. He basically takes one theme and flogs it to death for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • flog — UK [flɒɡ] / US [flɑɡ] verb [transitive] Word forms flog : present tense I/you/we/they flog he/she/it flogs present participle flogging past tense flogged past participle flogged 1) to hit someone very hard with a stick or whip as a punishment 2)… …   English dictionary

  • flog — [flɔg US fla:g] v past tense and past participle flogged present participle flogging [T] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from Latin flagellare to whip ] 1.) to beat a person or animal with a whip or stick ▪ He was publicly flogged and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flog — [[t]flɒ̱g[/t]] flogs, flogging, flogged 1) VERB If someone tries to flog something, they try to sell it. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n] They are trying to flog their house. 2) VERB If someone is flogged, they are hit very hard with a whip or stick as a… …   English dictionary

  • flog — verb flogged, flogging (T) 1 to beat a person or animal with a whip or stick: Thieves were flogged in public. 2 especially BrE informal to sell 3 be flogging a dead horse spoken to be wasting time or effort by trying to do something that is… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flog to death — (informal) To persist in talking about or advertising something until doing so has no further effect • • • Main Entry: ↑flog …   Useful english dictionary

  • flog — I. /flɒg / (say flog) verb (t) (flogged, flogging) 1. to beat hard with a whip, stick, etc.; whip. 2. Colloquial to sell or attempt to sell: *he d taken on an agency to flog off land at Scarborough –t.a.g. hungerford, 1983. 3. Colloquial to steal …  

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