something that has ceased to be useful or relevant.
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Idioms for 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
Words nearby dead horse
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Example sentences from the Web for dead horse
So side by side and hand in hand the two of us walked out into Dead-Horse Lake.The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer
Idioms and Phrases with dead horse
see beat a dead horse.
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