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to work at or to absurd length

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attack verbally with harsh criticism

beat soundly

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PLODDING back and forth before the jury box, he bludgeoned the panel with his case, belaboring every point, and filled the air with excruciating minutiae, lifting his chin and dragging his vowels in a most irksome way.
Joe DellaValle, a radio newsman for 33 years at KBCH in Newport, said he hears people talking about the case of the infant, but "not to the extent of belaboring it," he said.
467) often leads away from further analysis of the milieu into lengthy excursions belaboring the importance of anti-Darwinism, quasi-religious impulses, and non-academics like B[ddot{o}]lsche--points that will scarcely come as news to readers acquainted with Bowler, Kelly, Gregory, Weindling, Harrington, and the vast scholarship on naturalism.
At the risk of belaboring the point, Daly describes in another conversation the reaction of her friends every time she "returns" to 1998.
One can hit on a clever distraction, such as proposing "a preferential love of the poor" to replace the enemy's "preferential option for the poor"; or belaboring the virtue of solidarity in the hope that the unwary will not realize that justice has gone out the window.
So, since Congress is charged with declaring war, since we don't do that anymore, and since Bosnia--like other contingencies we can expect to face in the future--is strictly a peacekeeping mission anyway, maybe we're just tilting at phantom windmills and letting our, selves be strangled by the dead hand of constitutionalism by belaboring this Bosnia thing.
By Chapters 7 and 8, on family allegiances and confessional identity, the book is tediously repetitive, belaboring obvious points and recycling the evidence.
Careful to lay out his own conservative credentials, even belaboring them at times, Durnil dispels the notion that environmental values are the exclusive property of liberals and Democrats.
Indeed, without belaboring the almost endless list, it is impossible to think of a single dimension of health care that will be untouched.
But she was, without belaboring the quotidian, a true witness of her times, an artist in the here and now of both life and art, Bloody Chamber though it may be.
He said that explaining the jury instructions further would have been belaboring the obvious.
For a nation often prone to belaboring those problems which divide labor and management, there are here revealed those accomplishments which clearly unite them," said Kennedy.
We have provided these detailed comments at the risk of belaboring the issue because we believe it is important to defuse that the retroactivity-prospectivity "grenade" (which, I understand, is how you so aptly put it) as quickly as possible.
With some audiences, this might seem to he belaboring the obvious, and perhaps it is.
Tse succeeded in scratching the varnish away from a polarized and, in many ways, hypocritical society without belaboring the point or stridently pamphleteering.