et cetera, et cetera 英文人行道
Notes of a word-watcher, Hanching Chung. A first port of call for English learning.
up to no good. flog/beat a dead horse
"The lady just looked at me, looked at my writing of mysterious formulae, and concluded I was up to no good."
Flight delayed after passenger becomes suspicious of equation
flog a dead horse
energy on a
It is his desire to gallop across the Cote d' Azure every morning that has concentrated his mind on avoiding a situation developing wherein he might be flogging a dead horse.
I ran it for six years in the 1980s but I soon realised I was flogging a dead horse.
It's true that blogging can sometimes seem like flogging a dead horse.
Urban Dictionary: beating a dead horse
up to no good
Doing something wrong
Of course now that I am the parent, it would be wrong to assume that the teens I know are up to no good, so I work hard to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Although, one of my ex-creditors had reported me as still living at an address I left eight years ago, which could be problematic if a subsequent resident got up to no good.
Even after the trial, he may have been followed by British intelligence agents, who may have felt he continued to be up to no good.