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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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Fair enough - except that the program belabors the issue with much meaningless palaver between the parties and the usual uninteresting thumbnail-sketch characterizations common to reality TV.
Aesop serves four courses of tongues all differently dressed, whereupon Xanthus falls into "a most outrageous passion" and belabors Aesop.
He complains that environmentalists are failing to reach out to distressed loggers--and then belabors any group that doesn't advocate a total ban on logging in the national forests.
We see here a curious phenomenon: a movement that desires to restore the earth to a more natural condition singles out, from all the parties active in public life today, a group that wishes to preserve some lands in their natural condition and belabors them for unhealthy attitudes toward nature.
But just after the wedding, Epicene, the silent woman, turns into a shrill harpy who belabors her husband mercilessly.
Verizon Wireless has worked hard to point out that it has the best overall coverage in the land and Sprint PCS belabors the point that it has a consistent all-digital network, but that does not mean that either is best for everybody in every place.
The story belabors the latter, though it's the former that's far more touching as we see the lead character, Sylvie, try to take control of her own life and transform from "the plain and shadowy girl" she's always been "into something brighter.
But nevertheless, much of their critique belabors a straw man.