like a broken record

Definition of like a broken record

  1. —used to say that someone keeps saying the same thing over and over again I feel like a broken record but I can't stop talking about the loss. He sounds like a broken record.

Word by Word Definitions

brokenplay
  1. :  violently separated into parts :  shattered

    :  damaged or altered by or as if by breaking (see 1break): such as

    :  having undergone or been subjected to fracture

recordplay
  1. :  to set down in writing :  furnish written evidence of

    :  to deposit an authentic official copy of

    :  to state for or as if for the record

  1. :  the state or fact of being recorded

    :  something that records: such as

    :  something that recalls or relates past events

  1. :  of, relating to, or being one that is extraordinary among or surpasses others of its kind

  1. :  a function of an electronic device that causes it to record


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