Me and my kiddo

Me and my kiddo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Beating a Dead Horse

It's his new favorite page in the Idiom Dictionary :)  I know I'm going to hear this expression all over the place now!

"beat a dead horse"

If someone is "beating a dead horse" it means they're talking about something that's already been answered and there's no point in talking about it again.  Usually, if someone is still worrying about something that's already been agreed on, it makes other people frustrated.  They'll say, "Stop beating a dead horse.  Lets talk about something else."  It has nothing to do with beating or with a horse.  Idioms can be strange!

1 comment:

  1. It does actually mean beating a dead horse - riders would whip or beat their horse to make it go faster / further.

    Once it's dead though, there's no point in beating it, you're wasting your time and will get no further for it.