flog to death
flog someone to death
Lit. to beat someone to death with a whip. In the movie, the captain ordered the first mate to flog the sailor to death.
flog something to death
Fig. to dwell on something so much that it no longer has any interest. Stop talking about this! You've flogged it to death. Walter almost flogged the whole matter to death before we stopped him.
flog something to death(British, American & Australian informal) also beat something to death (American)
to use a particular style or to discuss a particular subject so many times that it is not interesting any more He basically takes one theme and flogs it to death for three hundred and fifty pages. No sporting event is beaten to death more than the Sugar Bowl - it is analyzed again and again by the commentators.