- 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.
- But we shouldn't belabor this.
- COURIC: I'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point.
- 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."