To harp on about something is to talk repeatedly or continually about something in a way that other people find boring.
Examples of use:
1. I wish you would stop harping on about your promotion!
2. I hope your father doesn’t harp on about his collection of WW2 memorabilia this evening.
3. She made a mistake with the accounts at work, and her manager has been harping on about it for months.
4. I crashed the car into a lampost and my wife harped on about it for weeks.
According to some sources, this expression comes from “harp on a short string” which means to play the same note repeatedly.
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