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    proverb translation

    hello, i've got some jargon here which needs to be translated into a proverb. can anyone help me?

    eg:
    Question:it has been posited that a high degree of curiosity proved lethal to a feline.
    Answer: Curiosity killed the cat.

    Question: the resultant experimental date indicate that there is no utility in belabouring a deceased equine.
    Answer: ??????

    Thanks.

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    There's no point in flogging a dead horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    There's no point in flogging a dead horse.
    Or beating a dead horse either.

    :wink:

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    Re: proverb translation

    What's the meaning of this proverb, please ?

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    Re: proverb translation

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    What's the meaning of this proverb, please ?

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    Well, if the horse is dead, there's no sense in kicking it with your spurs or beating it with your wip to get it to go. In other words, beating/flogging a dead horse is a lost cause.

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    Re: proverb translation

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Or beating a dead horse either.

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    Re: proverb translation

    Thank you Casiopea,

    See you,
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    Re: proverb translation

    I think the english proverb translation would be -
    There is no use/point in flogging a dead horse.

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    Re: proverb translation

    Quote Originally Posted by parky1.1 View Post
    I think the english proverb translation would be -
    There is no use/point in flogging a dead horse.

    Which is rather what this post is, since the answer was provided three years ago

    However, welcome to the forums, and maybe there will more up to date things you can contribute to.

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