One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the Romans used to flog their victims’
whip, scourge, flagellate, lash, birch, switch, tan, strap, belt, cane, thrash, beat, leather, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide, give someone a hiding, beat the living daylights out of
2‘they were flogging themselves to finish the project on schedule’
try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give one's all, make every effort
strive, struggle, strain, drive, push, apply oneself, exert oneself, work hard, endeavour, try
informal do one's damnedest, bend over backwards, go all out, kill oneself, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, move heaven and earth, give it one's best shot
NZ Australian informal go for the doctor
3‘insurance brokers flogging life policies’
sell, put on sale, put up for sale, offer for sale, vend, retail, trade in, deal in, traffic in, peddle, hawk, advertise
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