Meaning: to talk for a long time, esp. about things that aren't important
- Stop rabbiting on about nothing, will you, and go to sleep.
- Once my wife gets on the phone with one of her friends, they rabbit on for hours. God knows what they talk about.
Origin: from "rabbit and pork", which is rhyming slang for "talk" in parts of England
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Madge was sitting there rabbiting on about all her relatives for
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Contributor: Matt Errey