Definition of rattle on/away in US English:

rattle on/away

phrasal verb

  • Talk rapidly and at length, especially in an inane or boring way.

    • ‘While Pataki rattled on endlessly about his shampoo, Whitman became very vocal about missing The Weekly Standard.’
    • ‘Mark and Scott had hit it off spectacularly, rattling on about soccer, airplanes, their favorite movies and t.v. shows, and the like.’
    • ‘Here I am rattling on about how I want to go and ‘relieve’ my tension with some buff guy, and you're having a crisis.’
    • ‘Ask him about the weather or the federal budget or the price of kumquats, and 15 minutes later he'll still be rattling on and on and on.’
    • ‘Kay was rattling on about some television show but Miki wasn't paying attention.’
    • ‘‘I love your look today Lori,’ Tiffany by now was clenching her fists as Dale began rattling on.’
    • ‘Devon couldn't resist rattling on about how good Jessica had been.’
    • ‘Worse still, I trapped myself in introducing them by rattling on without actually thinking of what to say.’
    • ‘She sighed and looked up at her teacher, now rattling on about an assignment on local history.’
    • ‘Bland interrupts his thoughts momentarily, but while she rattles on boringly, his mind again drifts back to memories of Caddy.’
    prattle, babble, chatter, gabble, prate, go on, run on, jabber, jibber-jabber, gibber, blether, blather, blither, ramble, maunder, drivel, twitter
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