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Phrasal Verbs

go on (4)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. shocked

b. interested

c. bored

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