flog

Definitions

General English

Media Studies

  • verb to publicise something very aggressively

Slang

  • verb to sell. A common colloquialism in Britain which would still be considered slang by some speakers. The word originally referred to selling off military stores illicitly and is said to derive from a 19th-century army expression to ‘flog the clock’, meaning to put the clock forward to shorten the working day, later extended to other devious behaviour.
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