(dated, nautical) The period of work on board ship for which the seamen have been paid in advance (usually a month's wages) the end of this term being celebrated by parading a straw horse about the decks.
(Australia) Rhyming slang for tomato sauce.
he moaned, as if she were beating a dead horse.
We didn't fall out of anything, we just ran out of road really, you ca n't flog a dead horse.
flogging a dead horse.
They get x amount of money for three years, and they are just flogging a dead horse really.
The means-tested CTB system has been a failure but they appear determined to keep flogging this dead horse.