rattle on

phrasal verb

rattled on; rattling on; rattles on
informal
: to talk for a long time about things that are not interesting or important
He rattled on (and on), but I tuned him out.
often + about
She rattled on about her sister's children.

Examples of rattle on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was rattled on an incomplete pass attempt on fourth-and-3 from the Eagles’ 48-yard line. Dan Gelston, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2024 Video From The New Yorker Your Body vs. Extreme Heat To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video JUST LISTEN Alarm: This alarm clangs when your partner is rattling on about the day’s annoyances and frustrations. Bob Odenkirk, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 Russia continues its saber rattling on the eastern periphery. Foreign Affairs, 29 Mar. 2017

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“Rattle on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattle%20on. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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