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Curiously enough, being 'doggy' is a bad thing, while being 'dogged' is good, just as selling a dead horse is an achievement, while flogging a dead horse is pointless.
BY the end, Only Fools and Horses was flogging a dead horse.
Now again, to early modernists this is hardly an earth-shattering position: numerous monographs and articles over the past twenty years have provided so many counter-proofs to the Aries model that Ozment might appear to be piling on or even flogging a dead horse.
D: Yeah, we played there so much it became like flogging a dead horse.
This is comforting, but the next step should be to stop all financial aid to Israel since it is quite obvious we are flogging a dead horse.
Which makes sense, given they were flogging a dead horse.
I know it will seem to many to be flogging a dead horse, but every time she has another resounding success I can't help but think about the lost opportunity to have a landmark architectural symbol in Cardiff.
Everyone has sympathy with Derek's situation but they say there is not a lot they can do - I feel I have been flogging a dead horse for the past 12 months.
He has done everyone a favour by lashing out at the BBC over its flogging a dead horse approach to programme-making.
Francis said: "There isn't a great deal of racing in Second Wind, but you can't keep flogging a dead horse, can you?
If your gut instinct is telling you that you're flogging a dead horse, then I'd trust it.