prattle away (about someone or something)

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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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From Corsica to Botswana and from Croatia to Bangladesh, I have encountered blatantly rude people who prattle away in a local patois knowing full well that I could not understand them.
Although his nomination was already guaranteed, he continued to prattle away, a rhetorical Energizer bunny, defending the indefensible - ending habeas corpus appeals in death penalty cases and denying education to children of undocumented immigrants.
At night when the news came on (note to the young: the news used to come on; it didn't always prattle away all day like an unwanted neighbor), we'd pay a little attention to Walter Cronkite, who would tell us CBS's version of what happened that day.