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flog a dead horse

UK informal
to waste effort on something that there is no chance of succeeding at
做無用功,做徒勞無益的事
He keeps trying to get it published but I think he's flogging a dead horse.
他一股勁地想將其出版,但我認為他在白費力氣。
Failing and doing badly
Translations of “flog a dead horse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 做无用功,做徒劳无益的事…
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