ad nauseam

ad nau·​se·​am | \ad-ˈnȯ-zē-əm also -ˌam \

Definition of ad nauseam 

: to a sickening or excessive degree a topic that has been discussed and analyzed ad nauseam

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Abloh’s background and his roots should matter to fashion insiders who have discussed his qualifications, his talents (or as some argue, lack-thereof), his influence, and his business acumen ad nauseam over the last couple of years. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Three Aspiring Chicago Creatives on Why Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton Debut Inspires Them," 20 June 2018 The fiasco has been dissected ad nauseam by outsiders including journalists, religious scholars and even a congressional committee, but of the nine Branch Davidians who survived the assault, only two have published memoirs. Julia Scheeres, New York Times, "An Audiobook Gives New Life to the Haunting Memoir of a Waco Survivor," 18 May 2018 These things have been dissected so much ad nauseam, and overanalyzed. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Nolan Arenado is tired of losing. Will he have to leave the Rockies to win?," 1 July 2018 The doleful arias, bickering duets and mocking trios are delivered at a relatively brisk tempo — a wise strategy for a work in which the small talk is circular, the gags repetitive and the grievances rehashed ad nauseam. Charles Mcnulty,, "A revelatory Denzel Washington in 'The Iceman Cometh'," 10 May 2018 Persistence is one of those things that’s talked about almost ad nauseam in our society today. Mark Fadden, star-telegram, "March Makeover – Part 4: This month, we’re popping our own hoods to analyze our knowledge, skills and abilities and discuss ways to make us better at work. To wrap things up, we look at the power of persistence. | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Mar. 2018 This really should go without saying, but apparently it must be repeated ad nauseam because the issue keeps popping up. Andy Staples,, "Lamar Jackson Has Already Proven He Should Be Drafted as a Quarterback," 2 Mar. 2018 Because performing a role is not about nailing it once and then crystallizing it in amber and repeating it ad nauseam. Javier Munoz, Town & Country, "Hamilton's Javier Munoz: "The Perfect is the Enemy of Good"," 13 Sep. 2016 Are asking it ad nauseam these last few weeks, as harassment and assault allegations mount against powerful men in entertainment, politics, journalism. Chicago Tribune,, "the #MeToo movement," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ad nauseam

1644, in the meaning defined above

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borrowed from Latin

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