One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘what was all that palaver about?’
fuss, fuss and bother, bother, commotion, trouble, rigmarole, folderol, ado
informal song and dance, performance, to-do, carry-on, carrying-on, kerfuffle, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, business, pantomime, hoopla
NZ informal bobsy-die
1‘don't stand there palavering all day’
chatter, gossip, prattle, prate, babble, blather, blether, blither, maunder, gabble, jabber, tittle-tattle
Irish Scottish slabber
informal chit-chat, jaw, gas, gab, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter
British informal natter, rabbit, witter, chunter, waffle, chinwag
archaic twaddle, clack
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