[Phrases] Beat A Dead Horse

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Oh, poor horse. Already dead but is still beaten up.  😟 Alright, nobody is going to beat a horse, not to mention a dead one. To beat a dead horse is an English phrase indicating to try effortlessly. In today’s [Phrases], we will share with you several expressions about horse, check it out!


1. beat a dead horse

to waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding

He keeps trying to get his article published but I think he’s beating a deadhorse.

It is just beating a dead horse to ask for another recount of the votes.

or, this phrase could mean to keep talking about a subject that has already been discussed or decided

I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but I still don’t understand what happened.

2. hold your horses

used to tell someone to stop and consider carefully their decision or opinion about something

Just hold your horses, Bill! Let’s think about this for a moment.

3. come/ get off your high horse

to stop talking as if you were better or more clever than other people

It’s time you came down off your high horse and admitted you were wrong.

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4. back the wrong horse

to make the wrong decision and support a person or action that is later unsuccessful

In all his years as a book publisher, he rarely backed the wrong horse.

5. a dark horse

a candidate who is little known to the general public

The candidate for mayor was a dark horse until he gave some good speeches on TV.

6. horse around

to play around (in a rough way)

The teacher told the children not to horse around while they were getting ready for class.

Please make some sentences with the phrases we just mentioned by yourself!

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  • 1. He trying ta catch the flight but I think he is beating a dead horse.

    2. You need to hold your horses about this issue.

    3. He came down of his high horse when he listened to my opinion.

    4. Although his big experience but he always back the wrong horse.

    5. He made amazing work although he is a dark horse.

    6. When we were at the club, the children never stop horse around.

  • 1-he’s very good in dance . And I just thought he’s beating a dead horse.
    2-listen hold Ur horses . Because this is your last chance to win.
    3-I came down when I get off my high horses.
    4-I know last decision is my back the wrong horses.

  • 1. Doctors are trying to save his life, but I think they are beating the dead horse.
    2. Hold your horse for a moment and think about of your decision.
    3. He come off his high horse when he realised his foolishness.
    4. India support nepal all the times, but They backed wrong horse.

    • You have failed in your exam six times . Don’t try it again it will like beating a dead horse.

  • I suggest my friend hold your horse and think about your career.

  • During the pendamic situation many children destroy their parents peace by horsing around at home..

  • Hay hold your horse .Ram ! Let’s check it out first,whether it is gud or bad..

  • He is trying to make him understand
    He is beating a dead horse

  • As simple is that
    Mom always said their kid
    Don’t horse around

  • •1• I tried to draw a lot in order to improve my drawing but later I realised that I was just beating a dead horse!! 😔
    •2• I advised him to hold his horse but he didn’t listened to me.
    •3• I think it’s the time when I should get off my high horse.
    •4• I don’t think he has never backed any wrong horse.
    •5• When I came here I thought I am popular but now they are making me realise that I am just a dark horse here.
    •6• Their children never stop housing around!! 😒😒

  • I’m doing something that kind of work even I know that I’m beating a dead horse

  • Boss – you are a dark horseb here plz don’t beat a dead horses.
    Me – no. I have not backed the wrong horse here
    And plz get off your high horse and hold your horses

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