cover the same ground

cover the same ground

To explore something that has already been discussed or looked at. I don't know why we keep having meetings when all we do is cover the same ground every week.
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cover the same ground

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go over the same ground

If something such as a conversation, a piece of writing or a course covers the same ground or goes over the same ground, it deals with the same subjects or the same part of a subject that has already been dealt with. As the titles of these two books imply, they cover much the same ground. You continue to think and wonder about it, going over the same ground in your mind, again and again.
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School librarians should check first to see if they already have other books that cover the same ground.
A single flick can yield as many as 10,000 lines of an Excel document in seven seconds--with a traditional scroll wheel, it would take 500 spins and seven minutes to cover the same ground.
All I could do was watch him cover the same ground as before, expecting him to disappear over the rise.
She said the more focused and detailed state investigation would cover the same ground as her inquiry.
Teachers must cover the same ground again and again; pointing and pantomiming to make themselves understood.