harp(ing) on (about)

Meaning(s)

1. continuously and annoyingly talk about something

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don't just harp on about it, do something

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To 'harp on about' something means to repeatedly talk about a particular topic or subject or to dwell on a topic in an annoying way. This idiom comes from someone playing a harp and playing the same note over and over again.

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  1. Laura beat me in a game of tennis last weekend and she's harped on about it all week! I'll have to even the score next time we play.
  2. Just because you are obsessed with country music doesn't mean the rest of us want to listen to youharping on about it all the time.

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  1. If you have an issue then take it up with the manager, don't just keep harping on to me about it!
  2. I don't want to harp on about it, but it's important that you remember to submit the report before 5 pm or we'll miss the deadline.

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