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much ink has been spilled

People have written a vast amount (about a certain topic). Typically followed by "on/over/about (something)." Following the scandal, much ink has been spilled about the country's history in dealing with corporate crime. Although much ink has been spilled on the topic, there has sadly been little action at a legislative level.
See also: been, ink, much, spill

over (someone or something)

1. Having accepted, moved on from, or come to terms with something, especially a romantic relationship, that has failed or ended badly. John and Amy broke up nearly a month ago, but I don't think he's over her yet. Failing my driving test like that really bummed me out, but I'm over it now.
2. No longer experiencing strong emotions about someone or something; no longer enthusiastic about someone or something. I was way into comics when I was a kid, but I was pretty much over them by high school.
3. Annoyed or frustrated by someone or something to the point of wanting to no longer deal with or encounter them or it. I'm over it—she can get someone else to make five dozen cupcakes to her exacting standards. It's only been two days, and I'm seriously over this construction project. Everyone thinks Jack's boyfriend is so hilarious, but I'm so over him and his annoying jokes.
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*over (with)

finished; concluded. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I hope this thing gets over with pretty soon. When will the lecture get over?
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Strikers 212-7 in 25 overs (Shyju 93, Uday 33; Abbas 2-37) bt ABC 99 all out in 20.
12 pm: Pakistan is at 29 runs at the end of 6 overs.
2 overs (Faisal Mustafa 4-4) Royal Gymkhana 74 for 4 in 16 overs.
Royal Nights 247-4 in 16 overs (Gajendra 71; Jayesh 1 wicket) beat Microsoft C C 128-9 in 16 overs (Raju 24; Chandra and Shredhar 2 wickets each) 119 runs.
1 overs (Dipu Ramachandran 48; Mohan Babu Murugan 4-36, Noushad Haneefa 2-30) lost to Maxitech International 130-6 in 19.
4 overs (Sandeep Menon 45 not out) bt Royal 115 for 9 in 20 overs (Zahid Butt 52, Sanil Kumar 4-20).
Spectrum 'B' 202-8 in 25 overs (Rafiq 40, Sohaib 30, Jabreel 3-25) b Farhat Tours 181-8 in 25 overs (Sd 44, Haseen 31, Ameen 2-25) by 21 runs.
Warriors 115 all out in 22 overs (Mohammad Asif 4-21, Iftikhar Ahmad 4-33).
Neil Gallagher grabbed 4-9 off nine overs as champions Llandudno ended Northop's five-match unbeaten run at the Oval to hold third spot.
ISM win by 248 runs In another Under-19 match played at the Municipality Ground I, Indian School Muscat (ISM) recorded a 248-run victory over Indian School Darsait (ISD).
3 batsman hit 111 to guide Adnoc Distribution to a convincing 55-run triumph over Etihad Airways.
Batting first, Jai Maharashtra raced to a challenging 241 for four in 16 overs with Aravinda leading the way with an aggressive 142.
Brymbo blasted 164-1 off 46 overs in reply, Rhys hitting 15 fours as he reached 100 with the winning runs, and Pugh was 47no in a 23-2 points split.
Muscat: Times of Oman eased to a 98-run victory over Mecamac Challengers in an I Division match at the Sultan Qaboos University Ground.
Summary: Number three records a century in just over 50 balls