broken record

noun

Definition of broken record

:a damaged record that repeats part of a recording over and over again used figuratively in describing something (such as a statement or experience) that is frequently or tediously repeated
  • The Devil Rays' season of broken dreams has become a broken record. Loss after loss after loss after loss …
  • —Joey JohnstonTampa (Florida) Tribune26 May 2001
  • I know I sound like a broken record but I'll say it again: I believe that it is virtually impossible to predict mortgage rates over the short term.
  • —Henry SavageWashington Times8 June 2001
  • It's beginning to sound like a broken record. The Blackhawks' power play needs to become a factor in this Stanley Cup Final series starting with Game 4 on Wednesday …
  • —Tim SassoneChicago Daily Herald19 June 2013

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First Known Use of broken record

1936


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