bang away at (someone or something)

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bang away at (someone or something)

1. To continue working on something, especially that which is very lengthy, difficult, or tedious. I feel like we've been banging away at this project for years now! I still have a lot of my thesis left to write, so I'd better keep banging away.
2. slang To speak continuously or at great length to someone (about something) in a foolish, tedious, or irritating manner. Primarily heard in UK. The boss keeps banging away at us to get the project finished, but I refuse to rush things if they aren't ready. What on earth are you banging away at me about now?
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The photo seems to promote that one can bang away at ridgelines with abandon.
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.