bleat on about

PHRASAL VERB (disapproval)
If you say that someone is bleating on about something, you mean that they are talking about it a great deal in a way which makes them sound weak and irritating. [mainly BRIT]

[V P P n] It's no good bleating on about it, you ought to do something about it.

English dictionary. 2008.

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