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 ?
The mated pairs were prattling away quite happily, and Dobbin knew he was as clean forgotten as if he had never existed in this world.
But what's ruder than prattling away on your phone while someone's waiting to serve you?
So let me assure you that when "Her Royal Highness, the Queen's barge" sailed majestically beneath Tower Bridge what I really wanted to be watching was manic Fearne prattling away about a dead shark with an old bloke called Jim.
Anyway, if the whole intention of sending people to jail is to punish them, wouldn't it be a better idea to force them to listen to presenter Jonathan Ross, fresh from his suspension, prattling away 24/7?
The man is ubiquitous and liable to be prattling away to his heart's content on a terrestrial channel, cable or satellite.
Suddenly, we are in the bathroom, where the cops are prattling away; there is the police dog, a beautiful German Shepherd.