flog a dead horse definition

  • verb:
    • To attempt to get extra work out of a ship's team through the lifeless horse duration.
    • to try to have more off something which cannot provide much more.
    • To attempt to get extra exercise of a ship's staff throughout the dead horse duration.
    • to try to get more out of something that cannot give much more.

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