yada yada

noun
ya·​da ya·​da | \ˈyä-də-ˈyä-də \
variants: or yadda yadda or yada yada yada or yadda yadda yadda \ ˈyä-​də-​ˈyä-​də-​ˈyä-​də \

Definition of yada yada 

: boring or empty talk listening to a lot of yada yada about the economy often used interjectionally especially in recounting words regarded as too dull or predictable to be worth repeating

Examples of yada yada in a Sentence

They had to listen to the usual yada yada about bike safety.

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Imaxtree Even though all feelings are valid, yada yada, a fear of mismatched shoes is highly irrational. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "Would You Try Mismatched Shoes? This Might Persuade You," 10 Jan. 2017 Of course Trump was going to be an American wrecking ball, a bull in a China shop, further damaging the North American Alliance that had helped keep the peace for 69 years, Putin's poodle, yada yada yada. Fox News, "Meadows, Dershowitz react after Lisa Page defies subpoena," 12 July 2018 However, Tabitha says nothing about the show or who's playing, and [yada yada yada plot points] the pair form the nucleus of their own band, one that's gunning to make a name for itself with new gal Julie front and center. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "TBT #38: Next Gen mirror mini wraps, new Judge Dredd drops and more in new comics," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of yada yada

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yada yada

alteration of earlier yatata idle chatter, probably ultimately from British dialect and argot yatter-yatter to chatter, of imitative origin

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yada yada

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English Language Learners Definition of yada yada

: talk or language that is boring or that offers little information

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