Choose the Exact Meaning of the Idiom/Phrase. to Flog a Dead Horse - English Language

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Choose the exact meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To flog a dead horse

Options

  • to do a thing in vain 

  • to act in a foolish way 

  • to criticize strongly

  • try to revive interest in a subject that is out of date

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Solution

try to revive interest in a subject that is out of date

Explanation:

Flogging a dead horse is an idiom that means to continue a particular endeavour is a waste of time as the outcome is already decided.

Concept: Idioms and Phrases (Entrance Exams)
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