belabor the point
belabor the point
to spend too much time on one item of discussion. •

I don't want to belabor the point, but the sooner we get this matter settled, the better.

If the speaker would agree not to belabor the point further, I will place it on the agenda for resolution at the next meeting.

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{v. phr.} To overexplain something to the point of obviousness, resulting in ridicule. * /"Lest I belabor the point," the teacher said, "I must repeat the importance of teaching good grammar in class."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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