wax lyrical

(redirected from waxed lyrical)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to waxed lyrical: wax eloquent

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.
See also: lyrical, wax

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.
See also: lyrical, something, wax

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weaxan ) was used to mean ‘increase in size’ right through until early modern English, but since then it has been superseded in all general contexts by grow .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.
See also: lyrical, wax

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.
See also: lyrical, wax
References in periodicals archive ?
He waxed lyrical about the developments on the Quayside that had made the regeneration of both riverbanks possible.
Before the election, it waxed lyrical that the Conservative Party would scrap the Sure Start Schemes; this week, it was announced by Chancellor George Osborne, that they would stay.
The pigeon-chested daredevil has waxed lyrical about being shot at in El Salvador, seeing a gun pulled out in St Louis and even being set on fire during an initiation ceremony in Moscow.
The SNP waxed lyrical about a council seat they recently won in Fife but remained silent over the contest in Lochside, Dumfries.
Before presenting the trophy to Rangers striker Derek Johnstone, the PM waxed lyrical about the big man.
He had already waxed lyrical in English Heritage's journal Heritage Today about the city's landmark architecture and added that from EH's point of view this tradition should continue.
The 26-year-old has been dating the Top Gun actor, 42, for just six weeks, but at the European premiere of the latest Batman film in Leicester Square last night she waxed lyrical.
The Scotland star was happy to talk about his international debut in the San Siro last week, and waxed lyrical about being with Walter Smith's squad.
Well aware that the show is screened live on ITV1 - and that he once waxed lyrical for 14 long minutes - they have devised a special stage which will allow him to be rolled back through the curtain if he witters for longer than his allotted couple of minutes.
The Good Will Hunting star - currently dating 123-year-old Harrison Ford - waxed lyrical about the beauties in Hollywood.