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cover the same ground

To discuss or address something that has already been discussed or examined. I don't know why we keep having meetings when all we do is cover the same ground every week.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The jockeys' move made no difference to the result as all the runners covered the same ground and the extra distance was just a few yards.