prattle about

prattle (on) about (someone or something)

To ramble, chatter, or babble about someone or something in an idle, meaningless, or incessant way. What on earth is he prattling on about now? Jeff's been prattling about some girl he met at camp over the summer. The date was pretty boring. She just prattled on about her dog for most of it.
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prattle (away) about someone or something

to chatter idly and endlessly about someone or something. The little girl prattled away for an hour about her school, her friends, and her toys. I wish you would stop prattling about your friends.
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Its bosses will now prattle about "centres of world class e x c e l -lence" and "competition in a global market".
And the buffoon could only prattle about shooting strikers and running trains over dead bodies and God was much troubled.
There's an eerie continuity that runs from Moynihan's absurd prattle about the need to inculcate discipline among the poor, to Wilson's focus on social pathology, to Klein's ugly rant against poor people's supposed lack of "restraint.
Reagan, his Republicans and the sizable caucus of "defense Democrats" who have joined this latest intervention prattle about restoring democracy, protecting religion and saving the hemisphere from communism.