expatiate on

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expatiate on (someone or something)

To speak or write about someone or something at length. Don't ask Uncle Harry about his collection of antique binoculars unless you want to hear him expatiate on it for hours on end.
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expatiate on someone or something

to say or write many words about someone or something. She expatiated endlessly on the evils of tobacco. I have heard you expatiate on Harry quite enough, thank you.
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Watson gazed at the starry skies and began to expatiate on their beauty and supernatural implication.
Chapter four examines how James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man (1912) uses parody to depict the coloured man passing for white as a result, not as the cause, of societal alienation, and argues that this enables the author to expatiate on white supremacist values and racial division.
Earnest partisans of various of the 36 sites under consideration for the SSC buttonholed passersby in corridors to expatiate on the scenic, educational and commercial virtues of their neighborhoods.
The new Corporate Update section of our company's website allows management to expatiate on material events placed into the public domain and to keep shareholders, and the investment community at large, informed of important corporate and scientific progress," stated Shalom Z.