One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Talk about tediously and at length.‘she's always on about doing one's duty’
- ‘She was the only person on board who could always understand what he was on about.’
- ‘I told him I didn't know what he was on about.’
- ‘I am one of these people on a low income she is on about.’
- ‘He talked a lot about the virtues of tolerance and fair play, but nobody had a clue what he was on about.’
- ‘I might head back home watch that video your brother was on about.’
- ‘When I first arrived out here and started yapping on about a film festival, people didn't know what I was on about.’
- ‘Most people watching thought the debates a big bore and could not recall what the candidates were on about.’
- ‘Our Prime Minister is on about how political correctness is harming free speech and opinion.’
- ‘Needless to say, no-one had a clue what I was on about.’
- ‘Half of them texted me back wondering what on earth I was on about.’
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