While I'm all for the creative use of bylines by the Reg, as a non-native English speaker, the present one got me slightly confused
"Getting it off the ground is like kicking a dead dog"
What am I to make of this?
- that it's dead easy? (pardon the pun)
- that it smells and flies come out?
- that it's quite useless? (getting it off the ground, that is, not the system per se)
- that it's something you generally want to avoid?
Please, noble English speakers, El Reg commentards and other know-it-alls, I would be much obliged if you could enlighten me on this subject