drone on

phrasal verb

droned on; droning on; drones on
informal
: to speak for a long time in a dull voice without saying anything interesting
She had trouble keeping awake as he droned on about himself.

Examples of drone on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other Ukrainian drones have been used to sink or severely damage Russian warships in the Black Sea, and tanks and armored vehicles have fallen prey to drones on the battlefield. Brad Lendon, CNN, 10 June 2024 On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning request from Wing Drone Delivery to build a launch pad and storage facility for the drones on 25.8 acres at the Walmart at 1732 Precinct Line Road. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 May 2024 Schleicher didn’t drone on about the box scores of a state semifinal run. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 12 Apr. 2024 The aerospace company Sierra Nevada is currently testing these safety guarantees while landing a drone on an aircraft carrier. Steve Nadis, WIRED, 4 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile in Russia, the Defense Ministry said Sunday that its air defense systems had prevented an attack by three drones on the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine. Mike Corder and Karl Ritter, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Aug. 2023 Another season having to listen to Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser drone on and on by coming up with endless, meaningless statistics with nary a negative or controversial word about the Dodgers. Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 But Russia’s ability to mass produce its drones on an industrial scale is also a pressing problem. Yurii Shyvala, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2024 Azerbaijan officially revealed its acquisition of the sophisticated Turkish Bayraktar Akinci combat drone on Feb. 9, following criticisms by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev of neighboring Armenia’s recent arms purchases. Paul Iddon, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024

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“Drone on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drone%20on. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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