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labor the point

Definition of labor the point in English:

Explain or discuss something at excessive or unnecessary length.
Example sentences
  • The council labours the point that the benchmark return for a company is the ‘risk-free’ return shareholders could earn on their investment.
  • In my own writings, I have always laboured the point that beer can be used in many different ways: as a marinade, in braising, sauces, batters, doughs, and so forth.
  • If I am labouring the point it is for a reason.
overemphasize, belabor, overstress, overdo, strain, overplay, make too much of, exaggerate, dwell on, harp on
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