How do you describe it when someone annoys you by repeating something (a favor, question, etc.) over and over and standing near you all the time?
I thought of "to breath down one's neck", which means to stay close to someone and watch everything that they do, but it misses the speaking part.

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  • Are you trying to ask for a word to describe something that annoys through repetition? – candied_orange Mar 17 '16 at 1:37
  • Welcome to ELU. What's the context of your question? "Repeating something" - tattle-tale or repeated recital? Accidental or on purpose? Your own state - already grumpy or initially happy? etc. Different contexts can generate different answers. Have a look at this link about reopening questions. – Lawrence Mar 17 '16 at 5:53

You might want to consider:

keep after
(informal): to tell (someone) again and again to do something:
My kids kept after me to quit smoking, so I finally did.
I wasn't going to audition, but my friends kept after me.


to chase or bother (someone or something) in a constant or determined way:
They hounded me with questions.
He is being hounded by the press.

This is a figurative way of talking about someone who keeps after you, since hound is basically a noun meaning dog. But there's no special emphasis on the act of talking.

For other options, see pester and its synonyms.

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