prattle

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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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"As much as I despise the demon drink, there's one thing worse: the prattling about booze that was such a feature of last year
I do wish the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, pictured, and other politicians would stop prattling on about the five economic tests essential for adopting the euro.
In addition, we have the television commentator prattling on as if he was giving a radio commen t ary.
They much prefer it to sitting listening to someone prattling on for 20 minutes.
It came with the recognition of the voice booming out on the public address system as the self-same prattling fool who used to drone on and on at Wembley.
Come on Fraser/'big ask" is yesterday's buzz phrase but he's new to the prattling game, so let's forgive him.
THERE'S nothing quite like listening to a stranger prattling into their mobile phone to bring out the latent homicidal maniac lurking within the most mild-mannered person.
The prattling prelate reckons Charles has loved Camilla since he was a young man.
ONE of the prattling excuses for violence in inner-city areas like Aston is said to be economic poverty.
Fans of the hit series thought they'd seen the last of the prattling pensioner when he was killed off in a hit and run accident last year.
Hell, I'm beginning to prattle again but with so many pundits prattling on the box during this footie fest, it's catching.
There is no point in the Prime Minister prattling on to the drinks trade about their responsibilities.
Frankly, I'm beginning to find his prattling more than a bit off-putting - and I swear he now puts so much energy into making all this noise that his performance isn't as good as it used to be.
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Only a few weeks ago he was prattling on about "working with our existing Platinum partners to help define future programmes as we look for the next generation of relationships."