flogged that one ...

Drew Danielson drew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Wed Nov 29 13:39:29 UTC 2000

"Felton, Robert" wrote:
> Here's one I've never heard, and I thought it might interest some of you.
> Regarding a much-discussed editorial topic hereabouts, a colleague said we'd
> "... flogged that one like a rented mule."  Ouch!

An acquaintance from Alabama uses the phrase "beat it like a red-haired
stepchild" in a similar context (also in the context of a metaphorical
punitive beating).

Drew.Danielson at cmu.edu

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