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Working on the Dead Horse

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doing work which has been already paid for. Such work is a dead horse, because you can get no more out of it.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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