much ink has been spilled

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 (with)

finished; concluded. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I hope this thing gets over with pretty soon. When will the lecture get over?

much ˌink has been ˈspilled (on/over something)

a lot has been written about something: Much ink has been spilled on the life of Shakespeare.
See also: been, ink, much, spill
References in periodicals archive ?
Too much ink has been spilled in recent years defining Englishness in terms of fish and chips, or old maids riding on bicycles to holy communion through the early morning mist" - Sir Roy Strong.
Much ink has been spilled debating whether the 9/11 movie ``United 93'' arrives in theaters too soon.
Although much ink has been spilled over such matters, never before has it come from one so experienced as an insider in one of Canada's most influential, but least understood, institutions.
And while much ink has been spilled extolling the merits of the Disney Concert Hall, that's one honey of a space that CalArts' Center for New Theater gets to call home.