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 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
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"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.