wax poetic


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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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The loss also seemed to wax poetic for Tiamzon as she practically carried the Perlas Spikers on her back during the finals.
"I can wax poetic about it and bore you but, really, it's just being in the moment for me.
I am certain that any number of people who respond to this or have already responded will wax poetic on the need to eliminate what they think is the easy availability of guns.
The warmongers wax poetic about freedom, democracy and counter-terrorism, but at the same time continue to overtly and covertly support their dreamy "moderate" terrorist groups in hopes of maintaining control over a rapidly liberating country.
"To sit there and wax poetic about data isn't the best use of anyone's time," said Scott Collins, president of advertising sales for AMC Networks.
I don't often wax poetic over food, but these taste like the color green and remind me of gardens coming to life in the spring.
His descriptions wax poetic but also include historical references about particular trees and the species they represent as a whole, while full-page color photos of each notable tree are accompanied by text that explores their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.
Some of the most admired artists of their day wrote in to wax poetic about the tree or trees that inspire them.
I am so sick of listening to him wax poetic about his glorious past and of all the fabulous people with whom he is so well acquainted and how great things were back in his day.
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., which has developed a relatively inexpensive way of converting low-value plastic waste into commercial grade waxes.
As a thought leader in the content industry, I'm provided with many opportunities to wax poetic on the virtues of starting a content project with a strategy.
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.
I say, not to wax poetic about the good old days, even though they were of course, so wonderful when I was young, but because this year, holiday lighting in the city may not happen.