What does "beat a dead horse" mean?

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beat a dead horse


to make the same argument repeatedly; to say what has already been said


conversational, informal

Sample Dialogue:

A: I understand, I shouldn't have lied to you.
B: Do you realize how serious this is?
A: Yes. I did ten minutes ago. But you don't have to keep on explaining it. You are beating a dead horse.

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