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sound like a broken record

To be very tiresome or irritating in the way one continues to say or reiterate the same thing over and over again. Likened to vinyl records that, when severely scratched (i.e., "broken"), can loop endlessly over the same recorded segment. Would you stop telling me to clean my room already? Sheesh, you sound like a broken record! I know I must be sounding like a broken record at this point, but it is crucial that you follow the steps exactly as I've planned them.
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sound like a broken record

to say the same thing over and over again. (Fig. on a scratch in a phonograph record causing the needle [or stylus] to stay in the same groove and play it over and over.) He's always complaining about the way she treats him. He sounds like a broken record! I hate to sound like a broken record, but we just don't have enough people on the payroll to work effciently.
See also: broken, like, record, sound

sound like a broken record

Endlessly repeating. The term alludes to a scratched phonograph record, in which the needle or stylus remains in the same groove and plays the same thing over and over. Although phonograph records have been largely replaced by other recording devices, the term remains current and is used figuratively to describe someone who keeps repeating something again and again. Still more figuratively, the Chicago Cubs’s online site headed an article, “Cubs’ latest loss sounds like a broken record” (July 1, 2010).
See also: broken, like, record, sound