String

Always harping on one string. Always talking on one subject; always repeating the same thing. The allusion is to the ancient harpers, some, like Paganini, played on one string to show their skill, but more would have endorsed the Apothecary's apology - “My poverty, and not my will, consents.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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