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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Flogging the Dead Horse.
Trying to revive an interest in a subject out of date. Bright said that Earl Russell’s “Reform Bill” was a “dead horse,” and every attempt to create any enthusiasm in its favour was like “flogging the dead horse.”   1

 Floating Academy (The).Flogged by Deputy. 

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