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rattle away

To speak tediously and at great length (about something). He just kept rattling away about literary metaphors and imagery. I didn't know what he was talking about! I caught myself starting to fall asleep while the professor rattled away.
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rattle away

to chatter endlessly and aimlessly. The two old men sat there and rattled away at one another. Tom rattled away at Jane for a few minutes and then left the house.
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Moreover, the straps holding the canoe also rattled away, creating further inconvenience for him in the trip.
Smith, who had rattled away at a consistent strike rate of 60, was caught at point while loosely driving Brydon Carse outside off-stump after a stand of 102 with Vince.
As the American drummer Corey Wilhelm rattled away, the three guitarists belted out lyrics in Tamasheq (the Tuareg language).
Just 30 seconds after arriving at the sprawling and impressive Olympic Park media centre, an Angolan journalist, having rattled away into his mobile at a furious pace in heavily accented Umbundu (the most widely spoken indigenous language, apparently), nudged me and declared in English: "I'll be asking you a question in a moment."
Yep, a Chicago toy that sparked and rattled away just like the real thing.
We'd barely time to notice before it passed, but we turned to look as it rattled away over the speed bumps on the quiet street near our home.