flog to death

flog to death
использовать, употреблять (что-либо) снова и снова, много раз

Australian slang. 2013.

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  • 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 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 — 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 …  

  • flog — v. (flogged, flogging) 1 tr. a beat with a whip, stick, etc. (as a punishment or to urge on). b make work through violent effort (flogged the engine). 2 tr. Brit. sl. sell. 3 tr. (usu. foll. by into, out of) drive (a quality, knowledge, etc.)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — [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 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… …   New idioms 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 — [[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 — 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

  • death — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ early, premature, untimely ▪ The president s untimely death has thrown the country into chaos. ▪ sudden, unexpected ▪ immediate …   Collocations dictionary

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