This week’s word of the week is: flog
Flog has a variety of meanings, all quite different. Well, I say variety when I mean two or three obvious ones. Not much variety at all, really.
You could flog a dead horse but you wouldn’t get much money for it. Of course, in the traditional sense, to flog a dead horse means to try to carry on when there really is no hope of continuation, to not know when to give up. Flog, in this instance, meaning to beat.
Here in Britain, flog’s main meaning is: to sell something.
There’s even a TV show here in the UK called Flog It, where people have to try and sell antiques to make a profit.
I don’t see how beating antiques severely can make money, but I’m willing to give it a try.