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Meaning of “labour the point” in the English Dictionary

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labour the point

to ​try too hard to ​express an ​idea, ​feeling, or ​opinion, ​repeating it when this is not ​necessary: Look, there's no need to labour the ​point - I made a ​mistake - I ​admit it!
(Definition of labour the point from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “labour the point”
in Chinese (Simplified) 反复强调,不厌其烦地表明,三番五次地说明…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反覆強調,不厭其煩地表明,三番五次地說明…
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