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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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However, I was discussing my hilarious new title with fellow breakfast host Des Clarke who looked apologetic before revealing the prince said to him: "You're the boy who prattles between pop."
He opposes his Muslim constituents' bid to build a Mosque, he prattles on about these foreign looking fellas having 'changed the face' of English towns and reminds us what their lot did in New York.
In Maria Thynne's irony, we may hear a delightful comeback to those endless injunctions to obedience and silence: she suggests that her two letters a day to her husband, Thomas, might indicate that she prattles, "but consider that all is business, for...
When he prattles on about the need for a "grand" international alliance, for instance, "that would provide financial and technical assistance, principally through credits, loans and equity investments," one is left to wonder how such a system would be different from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.
How much longer can leftists look the other way while West prattles on about "collective clinical depression," rampant "nihilism," and calls for a "politics of conversion" and a "love ethic" Even after watching him strain to defend the Million Man March's patriarchal foundation and soft-pedal Farrakhan's fascist politics?
Instead, the present government, (and make no mistake this is a government decision) sits on its backside, wrings its hands, and prattles aboutmarket forces.
"I love a bloke who I can be myself with," she prattles. "I can sit on the sofa in my pyjamas, with no make-up on, eating chips and he doesn't mind."