verb (used with object), flogged, flog·ging.
- to sell, especially aggressively or vigorously.
- to promote; publicize.
Origin of flog
Examples from the Web for flogging
According to some reports, the flogging of the new mother is to take place in less than two weeks.Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan|Nina Shea|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We ask actress Leila Hatami be sentenced to one to ten years imprisonment and flogging,” the petition read.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public|IranWire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was a flogging or worse if you even carried a match into the mine,” one of the French laborers had told Walker Hancock.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler|Robert Edsel|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a nation of couch potatoes, advertisers know the value of flogging their brands when the orchestra starts to gush.
Yes, long before Romeo Beckham was starring in ads for Burberry, we Sykes children were flogging schmutter for our parents.
It was only then that the flogging stopped, and the rural judge ran away from the kiln.
Jock did not act as the generous hero of romance would have done, and volunteer to share the flogging.Magnum Bonum|Charlotte M. Yonge
And the object for flogging under such circumstances, is to make the slaves anxious to be sold.
Flogging makes a heavy flogged type of human being who looks as if he had always needed flogging.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
For fear the slaves should run away, while unable to work from flogging, he kept them chained till they could work again.
British Dictionary definitions for flogging
verb flogs, flogging or flogged
- to harp on some long discarded subject
- to pursue the solution of a problem long realized to be insoluble
Word Origin for flog
Word Origin and History for flogging
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.
Idioms and Phrases with flogging
see beat a dead horse.