harp on

Definition of harp on

US, informal
:to talk about (a subject) constantly or repeatedly in an annoying way
  • She's always harping on the importance of a good diet.
  • He seems to enjoy harping on my shortcomings.

Word by Word Definitions

harp play
  1. : a plucked stringed instrument consisting of a resonator, an arched or angled neck that may be supported by a post, and strings of graded length that are perpendicular to the soundboard

  2. : something resembling a harp

  3. : harmonica

  1. : to play on a harp

  2. : to dwell on or recur to a subject tiresomely or monotonously


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