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bi lay ber

  • v  to work at or to absurd length
    belabor the obvious
  • v  attack verbally with harsh criticism
    She was belabored by her fellow students
  • v  beat soundly

  • The committee belaboured so much on the minutes of the previous meeting that the some members fell asleep.
  • COURIC: I'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point.
  • But we shouldn't belabor this.

  • Rick Carlisle in Washington Post
    Officiating has to be a science, not an art,Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "If I sit here and belabor this it's not going to be good for our league. It's one of those times where it's really an unfortunate thing."
  • Tony La Russa in Belleville News Democrat
    LaRussa added the setback was "a big negative. It is what it is but you can't belabor it because it's not good for the club."
  • Bill Frenzel in CNBC
    The TARP isn't working the way it was supposed to do,says former ten-term Republican Congressman Bill Frenzel, now at the Brookings Institution. "Congress needs to help rather than belabor the Treasury Secretary with that."

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