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ad infinitum

Continuously without end. The phrase is Latin for "to infinity." Repairs to the old house seemed to go on ad infinitum—every time we finished a project, another awaited us.
See also: ad

ˌad infiˈnitum

(from Latin) without ever coming to an end; again and again: You cannot stay here ad infinitum without paying any rent.The problem would be repeated ad infinitum.
The meaning of the Latin phrase is ‘to infinity’.
See also: ad
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As we have heard ad infinitum by now, Medicare is the fastest growing segment of an out-of-balance federal budget.
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The councillors certainly won't as this would not be to their advantage, consequently the status quo will remain ad infinitum.
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