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 for To harp on one string
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harp \Harp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harped (h[aum]rpt) p. pr. &
     vb. n. Harping.] [AS. hearpian. See Harp, n.]
     1. To play on the harp.
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              I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their
              harps.                                --Rev. xiv. 2.
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     2. To dwell on or recur to a subject tediously or
        monotonously in speaking or in writing; to refer to
        something repeatedly or continually; -- usually with on or
        upon. "Harpings upon old themes." --W. Irving.
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              Harping on what I am,
              Not what he knew I was.               --Shak.
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     To harp on one string, to dwell upon one subject with
        disagreeable or wearisome persistence. [Colloq.]
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