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flog the dolphin

vulgar slang Of a man, to masturbate.
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flog the log

vulgar slang Of a man, to masturbate.
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flog a dead horse

 and beat a dead horse
Fig. to insist on talking about something that no one is interested in, or that has already been thoroughly discussed. The history teacher lectured us every day about the importance of studying history, until we begged him to stop flogging a dead horse. Jill: I think I'll write the company president another letter asking him to prohibit smoking. Jane: There's no use beating a dead horse, Jill; he's already decided to let people smoke.
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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.
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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.
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beat a dead horse

to waste time doing something that has already been attempted Do you think it's worth sending my manuscript to other publishers or I am just beating a dead horse?
See also: beat, dead, horse

flog a dead horse

  (British, American & Australian) also beat a dead horse (American)
to waste time trying to do something that will not succeed (usually in continuous tenses) You're flogging a dead horse trying to persuade Simon to come to Spain with us - he hates going abroad. Do you think it's worth sending my manuscript to other publishers or I am just beating a dead horse?
See also: dead, flog, horse

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.
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beat a dead horse

Also, flog a dead horse. Try to revive interest in a hopeless issue. For example, Politicians who favor the old single-tax idea are beating a dead horse. From the 1600s on the term dead horse was used figuratively to mean "something of no current value," specifically an advance in pay or other debt that had to be worked ("flogged") off. [Second half of 1800s]
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flog

(flɑg)
tv. to promote, hype, or support something; to try to sell something aggressively. Fred was flogging this car so hard, I figured he was trying to get rid of it.
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While Flogging Molly's new album "Float" is not due out until March 4, the record did provide plenty of highlights in Wednesday's concert.
However, a Gabriela Network statement said that replacing the sentence of death by musketry with flogging "is neither justice nor mercy, but merely switching one means of death to an even worse way to die.
He was expected to undergo 20 flogging sessions to complete the punishment but last Friday his wife said the second round had been delayed on medical grounds.
BEIRUT: Torture, flogging and summary executions are rife in secret prisons run by the extremist movement the Islamic State of Iraq Greater Syria (ISIS), states a report by Amnesty International issued Wednesday.
The governor of Khartoum State, Abdul Rahman Al Khidir, said the woman was rightfully punished under Sharia law but the flogging was not properly carried out, Opposing Views reported.
A Maldivian court has overturned a public flogging sentence for a 15-year-old rape victim whose conviction sparked international outrage and focused attention on the holiday isle's treatment of women.
Presiding judge of the Fujairah Court of Appeal, Counselor Abdullah Al Salami, reduced the amount of the fine slapped against the prime suspect from Dh20,000 to Dh3,000 but upheld the punishment of flogging and deportation of the pair.
The court in Al Qateef in the Eastern Province said that the wife could witness the flogging in retribution for the physical pain her husband caused her.
Neither of the verses states that drinking is punishable by flogging.
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He issued a statement saying he disapproved of the flogging of Aref for insulting him "when high profile figures freely insult the government.
In Defense of Flogging comes from a criminologist and former Baltimore City police officer who offers a startling alternative: give offenders the choice of suffering corporal punishment in exchange for staying out of prison.
I write in defense of flogging, something most people consider too radical for debate and even unworthy of intellectual discussion.
As her own family is already making a mint flogging royal wedding party kit, she can hardly complain.
The problem is compounded by his coupling this statement with his support for a scandalous videotape showing a police guard flogging a woman in the street for wearing trousers and not the traditional dress (the thoub).