wax eloquent

wax eloquent

To speak or write (about something) with particularly eloquent language, especially to an ostentatious or performative degree. After his fourth gin and tonic, my father stood up and began waxing eloquent about the importance of family. She never hesitates to wax eloquent about all sorts of social injustices in the world.
See also: eloquent, wax

wax eloquent

Fig. to speak with eloquence. Perry never passed up a chance to wax eloquent at a banquet.
See also: eloquent, wax
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Let's take up the two objections one by one, before attending to some unfinished business from a previous article.Regarding the first criticism, one e wamay wax eloquent about the desirability of altruism in human affairs all one wants.
Actors often wax eloquent about how certain projects and timeline impacted their lives, but Iqra Aziz means it.
Upon first glance, this data either appears to be specious or a shameless attempt by the government to wax eloquent about what is, arguably, a modest achievement.
But forty people die from a chemical weapons attack, and now it's time to drop bombs and wax eloquent about the horrors of the First World War and how it should never happen again.
They wax eloquent. Complete with gimmickry, humor and sob-stories; they fire up the audience and 'motivated' them during the talk.
There are also empty flatterers who wax eloquent about anything and everything -- and are obviously insincere since most of the food on their plate is uneaten.
Except for a national figure or two, like Gandhiji, Lal Bahadur Shashtri or Abul Kalam, most of the rest of them seem to enter politics to amass wealth and to wax eloquent with power hunger.
It's amazing how many gun owners, both target shooters and hunters, wax eloquent about how much getting outside means to them, how it "connects" them to the great outdoors, yet many of them "trash" the very environment they claim to cherish.
I could wax eloquent on the many merits of this book.
Kapoor was also present with his three stars at the do, to wax eloquent about his new film.
Well, at this point the teacher takes on a serious note and begins to wax eloquent (forgive the pun) about projectile emissions.
If I wax eloquent in this review, it is because this was one of the most beautiful and masterfully performed concerts I have attended in a long time.
If you ask a man, he will wax eloquent on softness, grace and charm as the epitomes of femininity.
Her down-memory-lane comments prompted her friends to wax eloquent on the pleasant weather.
A sampler of my personal why-and-what-to-do moments from Boston 2012: Why, in all these years of dutiful interaction, haven't I ever listened to the captivating Abigail Adams of People's Light & Theatre Company wax eloquent about her Pennsylvania troupe's adventuresome programming and collaborative bent?