Definition: to belabor a point; to insist on talking about something that cannot be changed


My boss hated my idea, and he said “no” quickly. But I continued to argue with him, and push my idea. I finally stopped, because I was wasting my breath. I was beating a dead horse.

I understood you the first time. You don’t need to keep saying the same thing, over and over and over. Stop beating a dead horse.



About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.