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go on (4)

Meaning: to talk for too long, or talk in such a way that it annoys or bores people

Synonym: prattle on

For example:

  • go on Aunt Beryl does go on a bit, doesn't she?

  • go on about sth I wish he'd stop going on about all the famous people he's met. It's just so boring!

Quick Quiz:

When Harry gave his speech, he went on a bit. People started to look
  1. shocked
  2. interested
  3. bored

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