wax lyrical

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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weaxan ) was used to mean ‘increase in size’ right through until early modern English, but since then it has been superseded in all general contexts by grow .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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Summary: The quality of Spain's performance in their win over Germany has prompted coach Vicente del Bosque to wax lyrical over his talented team.
Here's your chance to wax lyrical about your new skills - have a go at making your own candles for the house with the Candlemaking starter kit from House Of Crafts.In the box you'll find everything you need to get going from wax pellets to wicks,moulds to coloured dyes.Instructions are included so you can't go wrong.
POLITICAL figures frequently wax lyrical in The Journal, giving cause for critical comment from us, the hoi polloi.
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