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flog a dead horse

UK informal
to waste effort on something that there is no chance of succeeding at
做无用功,做徒劳无益的事
He keeps trying to get it published but I think he's flogging a dead horse.
他一个劲儿地想将其出版,但我认为他在白费力气。
Failing and doing badly
Translations of “flog a dead horse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 做無用功,做徒勞無益的事…
(Definition of flog a dead horse from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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