cover the same ground

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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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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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His lawyers have argued that a nonprosecution agreement made more than a decade ago with federal prosecutors covers the same ground as the new charges.
The second part of each chapter covers the same ground but for patients and their families, using language and medical terminology geared toward the general public.
While this book varies somewhat from the longer version, it includes the same essays and covers the same ground in the introduction (history of the essay, tips on reading and writing essays), so teachers and students will use one or the other.
Savings could be made by scrapping the second delivery for letters in which the postman covers the same ground twice within three hours.
The result covers the same ground, but from a different angle.
It essentially covers the same ground. The debate is promoted especially by those who are unhappy about the decisions coming from Rome.