prattle about

prattle 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 about now? Jeff's been prattling about some girl he met at camp over the summer. The date was pretty boring. She just prattled 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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