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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Unlike the princely prattling about elephants and suchlike, Meghan occasionally talks sense, most recently about social media.
When you have teachers and senior staff prattling about being Catholic and then supporting the killing of unborn children and promoting politicians and parties pushing euthanasia, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage, I wonder about the depth of their belief.
MRS J Gascoigne (Letters, September 28) continues the seemingly endless prattling about class and snobbery.
And yet - as much as I despise the demon drink, there's one thing worse: the sanctimonious prattling about booze that was such a feature of last year.
"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