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ramble on

To speak tediously and at great length (about something). He just kept rambling on about literary metaphors and imagery. I didn't know what he was talking about! I caught myself starting to fall asleep while the professor rambled on.
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ramble on (about someone or something)

Fig. [for someone] to talk endlessly and aimlessly about someone or something. (Based on ramble on.) I wish you wouldn't ramble on about your first husband all the time. Must you ramble on so?
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ramble on

 
1. to wander about aimlessly. (As with a traveler or a winding path.) The road rambled on through mile after mile of wilderness.
2. [for a structure] to spread out over a large area, perhaps in a random way. This old house rambles on, way back into the woods.
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ramble on

Speak or write at length and with many digressions, as in As the speaker rambled on for at least two hours, the audience became restless. This idiom was first recorded in 1710.
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They decided that the joys of rambling and fellowship should not be confined to the holidays.
Gwyn Lewis, leader of the Cardiff Rambling Group, said people should be walking as a way of exploring their areas.
Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, most of these are huge rambling affairs that keep going and going, and run from 1,100 to more than 2,500 square feet, with lots of windows, big closets and de rigueur "home offices," all packed with enough wiring for 12 phone lines.
To show their appreciation for their efforts, the Coventry CHA Rambling Club had a whip-round before leaving their hotel and handed over PS800 to the Wales Air Ambulance.
To support the Newcastle Rambling Club get out and about in the countryside, send your Wish tokens 44 St Julien Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE7 7LL.
Rambling, as far as I could see, meant sharing a field with unpredictable livestock, redistributing the mud around central England, ruining a perfectly good pair of shoes and (most important of all) coming across other ramblers, all with more sensible footwear, green waxed jackets, bigger lungs and sticks.
But as a character who spends an inordinate amount of time cooped up in his betting dungeon monitoring the progress of professional golfers, it was a bold decision to devote an entire Saturday afternoon to rambling around the Dorset countryside.
The Victorians developed a technique that was used for clematis and rambling roses that involved some short 30cm (1') high posts inserted in a grid fashion over a given area, with connecting wires so that your clematis or rambling rose could be trained on the wires to give a flat, horizontal display of flowers in season.
FILM legend Sir Anthony Hopkins loves it, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson hates it, now rambling is to be the subject of Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones' latest comedy venture.
ACTRESS and writer Ruth Jones could be about to do for rambling what Gavin and Stacey did for Barry.
I've been stocking up on candles, kindling and loads of tinned supplies because of his dire warnings concerning imminent power cuts and blackouts, but I've yet to experience any that are caused by wind power Anyone would think today's turbines were like an invasion of triffids, threatening every part of the British countryside, but alas they are fictional as are the rambling letters we read every week in Voice of the North.
By 4.30pm today I firmly believe another family pairing will have been added to that list in the shape of Keith and James Reveley with their talented gelding Rambling Minster.
Contact Merseyside andWest Lancs Rambling Association by calling Ingrid Donakey on 0151 494 9864 between 7.30 and 9pm and weekends.
YOUNG James Reveley (left) landed the biggest success of his career when Rambling Minster (18-1) ploughed through the mud to land the Blue Squar eGold Cup at Haydock yesterday.
FAMILIES wanting to burn off the calories can join a rambling group in Yardley.