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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 in the last week 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.
See also: over

*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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INNOVATORS CC 73-3 in 5 overs (Fareed Shah 30, Arif Chagzai 19; Mohammad Asad 2-7); ICE MEDIA 74-1 in 4.
4 overs (Meesham Ali 30; Adnan Nalwala 3-26) lost to Al Ansari 125-4 in 15.
Strikers 212-7 in 25 overs (Shyju 93, Uday 33; Abbas 2-37) bt ABC 99 all out in 20.
Wings CC: 132 in 30 overs (Juma Gul 59, Khawar 37; Osman 4 for 8, Fayyaz 3 for 19).
At 3:13 pm: Tendulkar hits second four of the 7 over
Tues June 6 - Ernst & Young 160/5 in 16 overs (D Brockman 34*, I Best 33, C Vale 32.
Indian all-rounder Tarique Khan added 43 and Mark Hughes 20 as Andy Bellis bagged 3-48 off 12 overs.
I Division: Lulu Hypermarket 205-9 in 20 overs (Miras Mohammed 62, Shahul Hameed 32 n.
4 overs (Usman Hasan 28, Mohammad Farooq 20; Mansoor Mazhar 6-9, Suleman Saleem 2-30); MALIR GYMKHANA 114-3 in 13.
Sri Lanka 188-9, 50 overs (C Athapaththu 53; H Huddleston 5-35) v New Zealand 189-1, 37.
Brief scores: MSE 160 for 8 in 20 overs (Hilary D'Souza 53) beat Al Ansari 142 for 8 in 20 overs.
Ghulam Farid stroked 66 to power Abu Dhabi Gymkhana to a five-wicket win with more than five overs to spare against Nissan Al Masaood, while Faisal Mustafa took four wickets to lead Royal Gymkhana to a resounding four-wicket victory over Schlumberger.
4 overs and Indian Star reached the target in the 16th over, losing eight wickets.
2 overs (Akthar Shehzad 48) bt United Bank Limited: 141 for 8 in 20 overs (Mohammad Khalid 4-35).
Brymbo were 22-7 at one stage before crashing for 45 off 35 overs as Satti bowled nine maidens in his 11.