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 Dead Heat.Dead Languages. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead Horse.
 
Flogging a dead horse. Attempting to revive a question already settled. John Bright used the phrase in the House of Commons.   1
   Working for a dead horse. Working for wages already paid.   2
 


 Dead Heat.Dead Languages. 

 
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