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.
See also: away, prattle, someone
References in classic literature ?
Tom addressed himself to the coffee, and prattled away while he worked himself into his shoes and his greatcoat, well warmed through--a Petersham coat with velvet collar, made tight after the abominable fashion of those days.
My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cremona fiddles, and the difference between a Stradivarius and an Amati.
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.