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wax lyrical

To speak about something enthusiastically, especially by employing elegant language; to rhapsodize. It was a nice feeling when Dana waxed lyrical about the dinner I made, describing it as "sublimely scrumptious." If you're going to be a salesman, you're going to have to learn how to wax lyrical about the most mundane products to make them sound like must-haves.
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wax lyrical about something

If you wax lyrical about a subject, you talk about it in an enthusiastic way. He waxed lyrical about the skills and commitment of his employees.
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wax lyrical about (or over)

talk in an effusive or enthusiastic way about something.
Wax (from Old English weaxan ) was used to mean ‘increase in size’ right through until early modern English, but since then it has been superseded in all general contexts by grow . It now survives only in certain expressions, especially with reference to the moon's monthly increase and decrease (waxing and waning ).
1998 New Scientist Even as they wax lyrical about the perils of a changing climate, Clinton and Gore are presiding over the most massive expansion of oil exploration and drilling since…the Trans-Alaska Pipeline twenty years ago.
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wax ˈlyrical (about something)

(written) talk or write about something with enthusiasm: He began to wax lyrical about the new car he would buy with his earnings.
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Wordsworth published a second volume of lyrical ballads, and then went on writing and working steadily at his long poem The Prelude, in which he told the story of his early life.
Gillie Kleiman, Sara Lindstrom and guest performer Eleanor Sikorski have all the answers in A Lyrical Dance Concert at Newcastle's Northern Stage on February 24 and 25.
Piano Solos in Lyrical Style by Carolyn Miller features charming character pieces in a romantic manner.
Adrianna Loulourgas, 13, daughter of Dimitri Loulourgas and Delia Terra of Shrewsbury, performed a lyrical routine, scoring a High Gold award, and was the title winner in the lyrical category as well as placing ninth overall in the 11-to-14-year-old solo division.
A statement for the Ministry of Culture quoted the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture Fawzi Al-atershi as saying : "We have started the work for making lyrical and musical albums for senior Iraqi artists , singers and senior composers we did not exclude anyone, bringing the total to (52) produced albums kept now at the Department of Musical Arts .
Research by Cardiff Metropolitan University has found that listening to lyrical music does not boost semantic processing, which was tested in the form of reading comprehension.
IN the serialisation of his new book, Rick Stein waxes lyrical about his "wonderful" second wife Sarah.
What it lacks in anthemic power it possesses in lyrical breadth, with each song an evocative character sketch - Ulla, Simone and new single Drew among the highlights.
Fariya Zaeem's paintings are based on lyrical abstraction that primarily convey a sense of the larger spiritual outlook.
Regier and Uhlig's collection of eleven essays by emerging and well-established scholars explores key areas of Wordsworth's "poetic theory," from the poems and prose of Lyrical Ballads to The Excursion and the "Essay, Supplementary to the Preface.
Little did I know that Kev is also a lyrical gangster.
About Lyrical Partners, LP Lyrical Partners was founded in 2004 by Jeff Keswin, co-founder and former co-President of Greenlight Capital.
At a competition in Albany, Sheldon students took first in jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, novelty and pom, and third in kick.
In his early work there prevails a hermetic, neosymbolist atmosphere, transforming traditional lyrical forms (sonnet, terza rima, quatrain, couplets) into free verse and later into prose poems.
Randy Wood's The Gift of Life, exemplifies true lyrical brilliance.