The sequester, tax increases, and the continual Republican harping on budget cuts have all caused damage to the labor market.
Obama's former faith adviser lambasts Rep. Steve King for harping on the first daughters' vacation plans.
There is nothing to be gained by harping on about events in 2002, however disconcerting those events were.
Romney, under fire for his practices at Bain, took to harping on the charge.
His people could do more to accelerate the modernization of the grid - and by harping on the issue, he made sure they did.
Schomberg interrupted as impatiently as he dared; for this harping on nationality jarred on his already tried nerves.
I wish you are not indeed angry with me for harping so much on one string.
I think I have heard them harping in the summer nights, when the moon was full and the wind was in the pines.
I can't see why you keep on harping on his fitness for the place.
He must never think that I, too, am 'harping on his daughter.'
Old English hearpe, from Proto-Germanic *kharpon- (cf. Old Saxon harpa "instrument of torture;" Old Norse harpa, Dutch harp, Old High German harpfa, German Harfe "harp"). Late Latin harpa, source of words in some Romanic languages, is a borrowing from Germanic. Meaning "harmonica" is from 1887, short for mouth-harp. The harp seal (1784) is so called for the harp-shaped markings on its back.
Old English hearpian; see harp (n.). Cognate with Middle Dutch, Dutch harpen, Middle High German harpfen, German harfen. Figurative sense of "talk overmuch" (about something) first recorded mid-15c., originally to harp upon one string. Related: Harped; harping.
(Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was invented by Jubal (Gen. 4:21). Some think the word _kinnor_ denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as an accompaniment to songs of cheerfulness as well as of praise to God (Gen. 31:27; 1 Sam. 16:23; 2 Chr. 20:28; Ps. 33:2; 137:2). In Solomon's time harps were made of almug-trees (1 Kings 10:11, 12). In 1 Chr. 15:21 mention is made of "harps on the Sheminith;" Revised Version, "harps set to the Sheminith;" better perhaps "harps of eight strings." The soothing effect of the music of the harp is referred to 1 Sam. 16:16, 23; 18:10; 19:9. The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their harps" (Rev. 14:2).