Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

on a loop

on a loop
Meaning(s)
1) repeating from the beginning
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • music/video played on a loop
  • Analysis
    A ‘loop’ is a circle, something playing ‘on a loop’ repeats from beginning to end and begins again. You might play music ‘on a loop’ in a store or if someone is repeating themselves often you can say it is as if they are ‘on a loop’. Similar in meaning to ‘repeating itself’ or ‘playing over and over’. This expression can be used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. We were sick and tired of hearing the same song playing on a loop, over and over again.
    2. The video was shared on social media, and it was the same scene repeating, playing on a loop.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Some music has been shown to increase spending in-store, so we use a specially selected playlist and play it on a loop throughout our locations.
    2. Videos that play automatically or on a loop are considered the most annoying by the people we surveyed.


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