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broken record


someone or something that annoyingly repeats itself, as a vinyl record with a scratch


You are starting to sound like a broken record.

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1940's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Miss Ralston was touched by this tribute to her pupil, but she could not promise to mend the broken record.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • Mr. Bullfinch was so sure Jerry had been in the house and didn't dare say so because of the broken record.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • I saw him cut the air, and my heart came into my mouth as I thought of a win and a broken record both.

    At Start and Finish William Lindsey
Slang definitions & phrases for broken record

broken record

noun phrase

Something or someone repetitive, tedious, and importunate: He kept asking for a raise, like a broken record

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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