Definition of labour the point in English:

labour the point

phrase

  • Explain or discuss something at excessive length.

    • ‘This labours the point, and I apologise for doing so, but none offer an alternative to our current position.’
    • ‘I made this choice because the charts labored the point and didn't add anything to the book's content.’
    • ‘It was simply that the play rather laboured the point at times and was, in truth, simply too long.’
    • ‘Without laboring the point too much, your duties as a responsible tourist continue after you have returned home.’
    • ‘The council labours the point that the benchmark return for a company is the ‘risk-free’ return shareholders could earn on their investment.’
    • ‘At the risk of laboring the point, we believe, high morale is the cornerstone of any successful organization.’
    • ‘In these books she laboured the point tenaciously that women were superior in all things.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It would be labouring the point, perhaps, to point out that most towns have at least one small gallery.’
    overemphasize, belabour, overstress, lay too much emphasis on, place too much emphasis on, overdo, strain, over-elaborate, overplay, attach too much importance to, attach too much weight to, make too much of, exaggerate, dwell on, expound on, expand
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