prattle (on) about (someone or something)

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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 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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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.
Let her prattle on about women's stuff and nod and she'll think you're listening when you're actually thinking about the cricket.
But Republicans, with Dubya in the lead, have indeed managed a successful makeover of at least one of their party's stoniest aspects: They no longer prattle on like Ward Cleaver lecturing the Beaver about "personal responsibility." Nowa- days, they're far more likely to prattle on about accountability.
"Foundation executives love to prattle on about the risks they take in their work," Dowie observes.