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wax poetic

To speak about some topic in a poetic manner, often exaggeratedly or verbosely so. The entertainer has a habit of waxing poetic during interviews, which delights some people and infuriates others. Dan always loves to wax poetic about his vacation to Peru.
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wax poetic

Fig. to speak poetically. I hope you will pardon me if I wax poetic for a moment when I say that your lovely hands drift across the piano keys like swans on a lake.
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Nambatac and Quinto couldn't help but wax poetic on the contributions Lotuaco had in their careers.
His descriptions wax poetic but also include historical references about particular trees and the species they represent as a whole, while full-page color photos of each notable tree are accompanied by text that explores their meaning in human and natural history.
They wax poetic about democracy and counter-terrorism, but at the same time continue to overtly and covertly support terrorist groups in hopes of maintaining control over a rapidly collapsing country.
Some of the most admired artists of their day wrote in to wax poetic about the tree or trees that inspire them.
If you have friends who brew kombucha, ask around for kefir grains, have a jar of kimchi bubbling away on the counter, or wax poetic about salty dill pickles fermented in brine, you can probably thank Sandor Katz.
We also wax poetic about GreenMantra Technologies of Brantford, Ont.
Consider this improbably banal description of the land House has visited repeatedly over the last three decades, where she attempts to wax poetic but ends up waxing pathetic.
A professor of history, she could wax poetic about the contributions of John Carroll to American Catholicism or the role the American church played in drafting the Vatican II document on religious freedom.
Would you rather I wax poetic about all the highfalutin newfangled stuff you young whippersnappers are always going on about?
Youcan catch him wax poetic on all things geeky at www.
The receptionist, totally not focused on his needs, continued to wax poetic about the hotels other amenities,
Diners, who range from those who have gone on safari to a "surprising" number of South Africans living in Sarasota, says Klauber, wax poetic about menu items like kingklip, a South African fish reminiscent of halibut, or sosaties, classic marinated lamb kabobs with dried apricots, and South Africa's national dish, bobotie, a baked minced beef curry pie reminiscent of shepherds pie but with custard topping.
First came the Iron Mango Orchestra - 15 musicians, most playing ukuleles - whose performance made Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy wax poetic.
And it was this same mind-set that caused then Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to wax poetic about the "passing of old orders" in the aftermath of the war.
I don't mean to wax poetic about the passing of the year, but let's face it, 2010 had more than its share of ups and downs.