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rhapsodize over (someone or something)

To speak or write about someone or something with extravagant, unbridled enthusiasm. John won't stop rhapsodizing over the book he's reading at the moment. I nearly makes me not want to read it! Janet's previous employers rhapsodized over her in their reference letter, so I'm pretty confident we're making a good decision.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rhapsodize over someone or something

to go on and on about the virtues of someone or something. Young Thomas likes to rhapsodize over Francine, his girlfriend. Please do not rhapsodize over this poem anymore.
See also: over, rhapsodize
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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("We exist because someone is thinking about us," she rhapsodizes.) There is also much verbal comedy, sharply played.
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In between song selections that reveal a sophisticated affection for musical theater, Mizrahi rhapsodizes on everything from the genius of Norman Norell to female undergarments of the 1960s.
Epp is particularly good as the philosopher Aramis, who rhapsodizes about events so unlikely and hilarious that he comes to embody the playfully absurd spirit of the story.
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Luz's 1957 oil-on-masonite-board 'Venezia' rhapsodizes Venice, evoked through minimalist lines and shapes that would become the trademark of the artist.
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Adapting literary darling Feng Tang's 2005 novel "Everything Crows," which chronicles the sentimental education of a Beijing medical student, the film rhapsodizes about biology while meditating on mutability, and in contrast with the affected modesty of so much similar-looking mainland fare, its romantic sensibility is voluptuous to the core.
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Williams, an accomplished author and staff writer for The Guardian, rhapsodizes about Miles Davis's seminal jazz album Kind of Blue and explores the far-reaching influence of the album on 20th century music, musicians and music lovers.
Of course, not being a blood relative, her long-suffering husband could simply get rid of her, but "he is the most patient, tolerant, kind man on the face of the Earth," she rhapsodizes. "He has never, ever put any restrictions on me - what I write, how deeply I humiliate him - he's a terrifically good sport."