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Trying to revive an interest in a subject out of date.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.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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