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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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Each monitor showed an ear, hand cupped beseechingly to it or covering it in rejection, as if to say, "Too much input!" The computers prattled nonsense Lewis Carroll would have envied: "The twice silvered davenport outlives the little.
On my Acela trip, I sat in the cell-free car available for the choosing, and when an illiterate disobeyed the message and prattled away, the genial conductor marched himself down the aisle on my behalf and stilled the offender.
He prattled to a Sports Illustrated reporter recently that he hates a good deal of the populace of New York, particularly anybody not exactly like him--people with purple hair, gays, unwed mothers, whatever.
Mrs T (Your Shout, October 25) prattled on about the Queen being just a figurehead who is not the one who defends our country.
On a serious note some Taliban have prattled on that Monday's terrible plane crash in New York was a righteous act of their God against the USA.
Fergus McCann sent Tommy Burns packing with a chorus of "Cheerio, cheerio", Charlie Nicholas prattled on about "bookingable offences" and Gerry McNee urged "Big Moody Ba's" to smile for a change.
On the big night itself we had Hilary Swank, who prattled on for almost three minutes about how much she lurrved Clint Eastwood, and how she grew up in a trailer park.