beat a dead horse

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beat a dead horse

  1. (idiomatic) To persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason.
    After having shown us three hours of instructional and safety videos, the inspector was simply beating a dead horse by telling us to buckle up as we got into the van.

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