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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.
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over (someone or something)

1. Having accepted, moved on from, or come to terms with something, especially a romantic relationship, that has failed or ended badly. John and Amy broke up nearly a month ago, but I don't think he's over her yet. Failing my driving test like that really bummed me out, but I'm over it now.
2. No longer experiencing strong emotions about someone or something; no longer enthusiastic about someone or something. I was way into comics when I was a kid, but I was pretty much over them by high school.
3. Annoyed or frustrated by someone or something to the point of wanting to no longer deal with or encounter them or it. I'm over it—she can get someone else to make five dozen cupcakes to her exacting standards. It's only been two days, and I'm seriously over this construction project. Everyone thinks Jack's boyfriend is so hilarious, but I'm so over him and his annoying jokes.
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*over (with)

finished; concluded. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I hope this thing gets over with pretty soon. When will the lecture get over?
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ARMY 200 in 63.4 overs (Shoaib Khan 82, Haseeb-ur-Rehman 43, Hamza Arshad 28; Tahir Khan 5-62) and 147-5 in 36 overs (Mohammad Fahad 47 not out, Hamza Khan 37, Shoaib Khan 25 not out, Mohammad Naveed 24; Tahir Khan 4-56); PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES 356 in 77.2 overs (Shoaib Khan 81, Anop Ravi 62, Fahad Iqbal 51, Shahzar Mohammad 34, Hanif Azad 31, Maeez Viqar 29; Musab Shahzaib 4-80, Hamza Khan 2-53, Umair Khan 2-65).
In another Pool 'B' match between Candyland and Higher Education Commission at the Rana Naveed Cricket Academy in Sheikhupura, Candyland after being put into bat were bowled out for 250 in 63.1 overs. Tayyab Riaz scored 83 off 96 balls with eight fours and a six.
G Division: Sketch International 230-3 in 20 overs (Ali Asger 108, Manish Bhatia 45) beat BOC 85-9 in 20 overs (Tanuj Sivakumar 24; Ammar Mustafa 3-9).
Bahawalpur Disabled 148-10 in 20 Overs. Mohammad Shahzad 57 in 42 balls (4x6), Mohammad Asif 28 in 25 balls (4x3), Umair Bin Javed 20 in 18 balls (4x1).
Also, Fayyaz Ahmad and Niresh Fernando powered New Medical Centre (NMC) to an eight-wicket win over Etihad Airways.
H division: Star Care 124 in 17.4 overs (Meesham Ali 30; Adnan Nalwala 3-26) lost to Al Ansari 125-4 in 15.3 overs (Vinoth 33 n.o).
Strikers 212-7 in 25 overs (Shyju 93, Uday 33; Abbas 2-37) bt ABC 99 all out in 20.2 overs (Noor 21*; Shabir 4-18) by 113 runs.
Al Far: 156 for 4 in 20 overs (Ijaz Bashir 64, Imran Maqsood 44n.o, Asif Iqbal 31) bt Adgas: 91 in 17 overs.
A BIG century from Craig Kieswetter and five wickets for Gemaal Hussain helped Somerset claim a nailbiting victory over Division One leaders Warwickshire.
His off-cutters put him twice on a hat-trick and restricted the property consultants to 128/8 in 16 overs. His side's strong batting line-up then won the match with two overs to spare but GVA Grimley can claim pioneering territory being the first side to field a female cricketer in the tournament.
Second-placed Hawarden Park bowled out visitors Marchwiel/Wrexham for 139 in 54 overs and were looking to capitalise with a big win.
West Indies 286 for 9 (60 overs), England 194 (51 overs)
Nasir was once again chief destroyer with figures of 5-94 from 22 overs, giving him match bag of 11 for 148.
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD -- Sabir's Poultry scored 232-3 in 55 overs in their second innings against K-Electric on the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade-II Pool (D) match here at LCCA ground on Monday.