broken record

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broken record (plural broken records)

  1. (idiomatic) Someone or something that constantly repeats itself, causing annoyance.
    • 1994, Deb M., Stepping Stones to Recovery from Codependency, Aaron Anderson quoting Ken Fisher, The Making of a Market Guru: Forbes Presents 25 Years of Ken Fisher
      In spite of reading all the materials on the Steps, talking to my sponsor, sharing at meetings, I felt like a broken record.
    • 2005, Mike Philbin, The Best of Him+chim+her
      She was a broken record forever singing the same song, a lame, blind in one eye, fucked too often by life's injustice sufferer of the flesh.
    Synonyms: stuck record
    to sound like a broken record
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see broken,‎ record.

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