Beating A Dead Horse



Beating A Dead Horse :



Beard The Lion in His Own Den. :

If you confront a powerful or dangerous rival on their territory, you are bearding the lion in his own den.




Beat About The Bush. :

If someone does not say clearly what they mean and try to make it hard to understand, they are beating about (around) the bush.




Beat Someone To The Draw. :

If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do.

  • Radhika told her husband, “You should purchase the cottage and beat Raman to the draw.”




    Beat Swords Into Ploughshares. :

    If people beat sword into ploughshares, they spend money on humanitarian purposes rather than weapons.




    Beat The Daylight Out Of Someone. :

    If someone beats the daylight out of another person, they hit them repeatedly.




    Beat The Rap. :

    If you beat the rap, you escape conviction and punishment for a crime or something you have done wrong.




    Beat To The Punch. :

    If you beat someone to the punch, you act before them and gain an advantage.




    Beat Your Brains Out. :

    If you beat your brains out, you think hard about something but cannot solve, understand or remember it.




    Beating A Dead Horse :

    If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they are beating a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no one supports anymore.

  • Beating a dead horse will not make it do any more work.




    Beauty is in The Eye of The Beholder. :

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion do not matter greatly.




    Beauty is Only Skin Deep :

    This idiom means that appearances can be deceptive and something that seems or looks good may turn to be bad.




    Beck and Call :

    Every now and then

    Someone who does everything for you, no matter when you ask, is at your beck and call.

  • Sudarshan told his mother, “Do not expect me to be ever at your back and call.”



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