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Talk at tedious length about (something):‘the government banged on about competition and the free market’
- ‘It's something I have been banging on about for years, and is now built into Typepad but hasn't taken off.’
- ‘Off he toddles in his kilt to the British Day he's been banging on about.’
- ‘I DO wish Michael Wills would stop banging on about how much extra money his lords and masters have supposedly ploughed into Swindon.’
- ‘It's taken Jamie Oliver just four TV programmes to bring home the message Vivienne has been banging on about for 20 years.’
- ‘Unlike Kyle, who is smarminess personified and constantly bangs on about how much of a perfect family man he is, US presenters will parade their wounds for applause.’
- ‘But, as I say, no point in banging on about that now.’
- ‘This is what Tom Hunter bangs on about and I agree with him.’
- ‘So why on earth am I banging on about all this in January, when the contest isn't even taking place until May 22?’
- ‘Indeed, he was much more savvy, allowing his music to soundtrack car adverts while still banging on about how evil cars are.’
- ‘Cut to Donald, his face a picture of bafflement, who clearly hadn't a clue what Nasty Alex was banging on about.’
- ‘The media's finally picking up on the petty and heavy-handed restrictions in place here in Athens that I've been banging on about since I arrived.’
- ‘‘I need to get on and write this book that I keep banging on about,’ she says.’
- ‘While we took in the gig, it was clear that the potential we heard on the brilliant demo CD we keep banging on about, is more than potential: it is nascent greatness.’
- ‘She's got this Westlife fixation and she's forever banging on about how great they are and how much she loves them.’
- ‘If you ever happen to meet Brian Walsh, there's no point in banging on about that great documentary you saw on RTE last night.’
- ‘Currall bangs on about how you are always there for him, you have great dress sense and a great record collection, and that you hang out with the coolest people.’
- ‘Her internal monologues, the bits where she bangs on about how good she is and how she wants to live a full rich life and see plays and make people better, are the book's weakest links.’
- ‘What Taylor-Wood is banging on about in her unspontaneous, artless, emotional way is that the tears may well be controlled, ambiguous or dishonest.’
- ‘Apologies to those who don't know what I'm banging on about.’
- ‘Mind you, having said all this: sometimes, in all honesty, I haven't got the faintest idea what they're banging on about.’
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