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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 ramble, chatter, or babble (about someone or something) in an idle, meaningless, or incessant way. What on earth is he prattling away about now? Jeff's been prattling away about some girl he met at camp over the summer. The date was pretty boring. She just prattled away the whole evening, and I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
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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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Former Prattle CEO Evan Schnidman and former Prattle CTO Bill MacMillan take on the roles of Quiet Signal CEO and CTO, respectively.
The characters prattle on incessantly and the script has no charm, insight or decent jokes.
Mr Loucas Charalambous and his bewildering prattle on the President's withdrawal from the peace talks is akin to watching a spoilt child throw tantrums because he/she cannot have their own way.
We prattle on about Villagers as much as our esteemed pal Rigsy (see page 12) but, well, they're good for it.
And because of freedom, the religionists, the environmentalists, and the anti-capitalists are still free to prattle.
SIR - So Bob Trueman thinks that party conferences are endless prattle and wind farms are a complete waste of money (Letters, Oct 3).
I WOULD much prefer to rewind Ray Wilkins and watch him play as opposed to listening to him prattle.
More because I cannot lay bare the prattle of so much singing.
Not recommended by doctors, obviously, nor condoned by this newspaper - even if it does sound preferable to contorting yourself on a foam mat while a load of Gwyneth Paltrow clones prattle on about alfalfa sprouts.
But the media's prattle remains incessant, a remorseless 24 hours out of 24.
A minor one that irritated me was the television commentators who insisted on talking over the music at the funeral, which was often as beautiful as their prattle was mindless.
Panetta's panaceatic prattle elides the fact that the war was conceived by the Bush White House to divide the country politically, and to the Democrats' disadvantage.
With all the prattle during the election about stopping terrorism and illegal immigration, the dangers of the NAFTA superhighway were never mentioned.