bang (away) at

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bang (away) at

1. To strike something repeatedly. Quit banging away at the door, I'm coming! I banged away at that nail and still can't get it to go into the wall.
2. To mention or reference something repeatedly. That film really bangs away at the idea of social justice.
3. To work steadily on a project or assignment. I'm banging away at this report so that I can finish it tonight.
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bang (away) at something

to hit at something repeatedly, causing harm or making noise. Someone is banging away at the door. Stop banging at the door.
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Local councillor David Rees said: "We've tried to be supportive, wanting the company to succeed but be a good neighbour and not bang away at 3am or at weekends.
And I'm really annoyed that I have to give somebody like Charlie - who does nothing but bang away at Scottish football, bang away at Celtic - any press time at all.
But expect Haye to bang away at the big torso early on before going upstairs in the middle of the fight and perhpas even pushing for a stoppage in the closing stages.
The drumming itself is tough enough as they bang away at a myriad of wadaiko drums that range from the tiny hand-held Uchiwa Daiko, to the giant Odaiko, made from a 400-year-old tree.
Republicans aren't likely to broach the issue either, even as they bang away at affirmative action law in workplaces, schools, and courts.
The crows bang away at the windows with their beaks and heads.