labor/belabor the point

idiom

: 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.

Examples of labor/belabor the point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Again, short and sweet, no need to belabor the point. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 10 May 2023 Other books scattered across the stage, at one point lined up in a quasi-enclosure, belabor the point. Dallas News, 2 Apr. 2022 To belabor the point: U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh was in Cleveland on Monday promoting Democratic President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. cleveland, 26 Oct. 2021 Not to belabor the point, but that’s exactly the problem something like the California bill is trying to remedy. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2021 And so, rather than belabor the point, Belichick gave Newton his freedom to pursue other opportunities, Jones the chance to operate without looking over his shoulder and the rest of the team to move forward. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 Jackson-Davis shuts it down Without wanting to belabor the point, Jackson-Davis’ performance dominated all other storylines Wednesday. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Dec. 2020 How vote count delays flattened expectations into uncertainty Not to belabor the point, but many states have been voting early and by mail for years (though some haven’t). Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 4 Nov. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'labor/belabor the point.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near labor/belabor the point

Cite this Entry

“Labor/belabor the point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labor%2Fbelabor%20the%20point. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!