(British also stuck record)
Definition of broken record in English:
Used, especially in similes, to refer to a person’s constant and annoying repetition of a particular statement or opinion: at the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me repeat: it will be difficult to do well without attending classes regularly
More example sentences
- All I got was a stuck record that repeated my misdemeanours in a tone of voice that left me in no doubt as to the dubiousness of my credentials, pedigree and character.
- At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, please check the status of your smoke alarms.
- All the mainstream political parties have been playing the same stuck record for 40 years: More police, tougher penalties.
1940s: with reference to a scratched phonograph record that sticks at a particular point when played and constantly repeats the same passage.
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