Explain what he is on about. ‘To go on about something’ is a colloquial way of saying ‘to talk’, but usually in a long, continuous sense. ‘My husband is always going on about football. He never shuts up.’


‘She’s making out (‘make out’ in this sense means ‘to pretend’) that’s she’s foreign and can’t make out (another use of ‘make out’, this time meaning ‘to understand clearly’) what he’s talking about (not actually a phrasal verb. Note that in many sentences in English the preposition goes at the end of the sentence). But he’s caught her out!’ (‘to catch someone out’ means ‘to show, or realise that someone is doing something wrong, false or illegal.’)