1. To "Oakshott": A long, rambling dissertation, outlining points, sub-points and related side-issue points.
2. "Oakshotting": Avoiding getting to the point in order to capture a few more seconds in the limelight.
'I've got 1200 words left to write for this essay...looks like I'll have to Oakshott the rest'
Stop Oakshotting around and get to the point