Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

ad nauseam

ad nauseam
Meaning(s)
1) a term meaning that sth has been repeated so often it has become annoying
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    • sth is repeated ad nauseam
  • Analysis
     'Ad nauseam' is a Latin phrase meaning to do something repeatedly over time so that it becomes boring or irritating: "My life at the moment is just study, work, repeat ad nauseam." "These marketing campaigns are all the same - the same characters, the same close-up shots of the product ad nauseam. We need something radically different." This is an expression used in social and professional contexts but might be more common in formal conversations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The student repeated her equations ad nauseam before sitting the mathematics exam.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The marketing campaign was discussed ad nauseam in the run up to the launch. We were sick of talking about it!
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