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 on about some girl he met at camp over the summer. The date was pretty boring. She just prattled on the whole evening, and I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
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I'm aware I've gone well past the point of "what is he prattling on about this week", but what I'm prattling on about this week is that last night my daughter was singing in the Young Voices concert at the Manchester Arena, and as soon as you read the words "Manchester Arena" you knew what I was prattling on about this week.
On the latter count, there was James Cameron accepting the org's Vanguard Award, then prattling on about tech innovations.
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.
Since they are the ones who are going to suffer, they ought to have the right to record the two candidates who are prattling on about responsibility, empowerment, family values, villages, and ending welfare as we know it.