expostulate about (someone or something)

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expostulate about (someone or something)

To engage in a passionate discussion or argument about someone or something. Oh boy, steer clear of Uncle Ed if he's expostulating about politics again.
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expostulate about someone or something

 and expostulate on someone or something
to comment or argue intensely about someone or something. He always seems to be expostulating on something. Why can't he simply say "Yes" or "No"? Sam is expostulating on Bill's many shortcomings again.
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Most of the time I and other lawyers write letters criticizing or expostulating about various issues.
Instead of buying a drink at the bar and consuming it whilst having a laugh with your mates, expostulating about world peace and weighing up Town's chances for an extended cup run, those in search of an instant kick have paid four euros to use an oxy-shot machine.
Expostulating about the sacrifices they were making for the duration, the guests deplored the gas and food rationing and the fact that all the black market sources for silk stockings had dried up.
Catt and Wilkinson duly kicked England to safety and by the time Woodward's ageing Red Rose brigade met up with Australia in the final, even the vacuous pre-match expostulating about playing with ambition had gone.