labor/belabor the point

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of labor/belabor the point

:to repeat or stress something too much or too often
  • I don't want to labor/belabor the point, but I think I should mention again that we are running out of time.

Word by Word Definitions

labor play
  1. : expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory

  2. : human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy

  3. : the services performed by workers for wages as distinguished from those rendered by entrepreneurs for profits

  1. : to exert one's powers of body or mind especially with painful or strenuous effort : work

  2. : to move with great effort

  3. : to be in the labor of giving birth

  1. : of or relating to labor

  2. : of, relating to, or constituting a political party held to represent the interests of workers or made up largely of organized labor groups

belabor play
  1. : to attack verbally

  2. : to beat soundly

  3. : to explain or insist on excessively

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material


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