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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weaxan ) was used to mean ‘increase in size’ right through until early modern English, but since then it has been superseded in all general contexts by grow .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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Provision of fire safety and safety for the lyrical gaiety.
In the autumn of 2006, David Der-wei Wang, a professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University, delivered an eight-session lecture series at Peking University on lyrical tradition and Chinese modernity.
Gold for Junior Duet Division Lyrical by Samantha Petersen and Kendal Teper
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s largest home fragrance manufacturers, in the spring and launched the Wax Lyrical Home Fragrance Collection at the New York Table-top Show in September.
Eva-Rose, a pupil at G&L Dance Academy in Dundonald, East Belfast, won the Under-12s category with her lyrical dance, before being picked out from all the competitors to win the overall prize.
A phenomenological interpretation of subjectivity redirects our view of Arnim's lyrical work toward self-empowerment, rather than self-indulgence, and toward its contextualization as a reaction to a specific historical period of change (Koselleck's "Sattelzeit").
A Lyrical Dance Concert is a contemporary dance performance with DIY glamour.
The lyrical number "Angel'' performed by Angelina Leandres, Karly Terra and Brittany Terra, scored Platinum and won second place overall in the Duo/Trio Division.
He added that the move was aiming, at first to work on archiving and documenting the Iraqi musical heritage in the past and present, and secondly to identify Iraqi lyrical heritage through distributing it to the guests of the festival, and thirdly helping the artists in the work of albums and to promote their intellectual and creative lyrical and musical production, as it is known that a lot of artists do not have the material basis for achieving their works.
Findings revealed that lyrical pieces of music produced the poorest performance compared to the non-lyrical and quiet.
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.