rattle on

phrasal verb
rattled on; rattling on; rattles on

Definition of rattle 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.

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“Rattle on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattle%20on. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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