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noun
something that has ceased to be useful or relevant.
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Idioms about dead horse

    beat / flog a dead horse, to persist in pursuing or trying to revive interest in a project or subject that has lost its usefulness or relevance.

Origin of dead horse

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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dead horse

see beat a dead horse.

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