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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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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weaxan ) was used to mean ‘increase in size’ right through until early modern English, but since then it has been superseded in all general contexts by grow .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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Boxxy was waxing lyrical about Lafeber during the Madrid Open and he is right to talk up the former Dutch, Swiss and Spanish Amateur Champion.
IT MAY seem like only yesterday when we were all listening to Paul Murphy waxing lyrical about the joys of Blaenavon at the Reform Club.
MILEY Cyrus has been waxing lyrical about her favourite vices - and it sounds like she's joining Snoop Dogg on more than just their song.
Especially when the American Idol star started waxing lyrical about his new album He tells Fault magazine: "I'm a crazy hedonistic rebel who wants to liberate the masses.
When I switched on the TV for some light relief, somebody by the name of Titchmarsh was waxing lyrical about his Novi-Belghi - I felt like strangling him.
People have been waxing lyrical at a song-writing event organised by Kirklees Libraries and Opera North.
Why is Julia waxing lyrical about being "born" to be Mrs Moder, when God, the Heavens, Nature and the Divine Universe couldn't have facilitated her marriage if the actress hadn't given the first Mrs Moder an obscenely large bung to sling her hook?
GILES BRAVERY was waxing lyrical after Lady Laureate came good in the fillies' handicap at Lingfield yesterday, praising her owner-breeder team for their efforts, writes Bruce Jackson.
The American Idol star (with me below right) is especially fun when he starts waxing lyrical about his new album Trespassing.
2) And why all the annoying high drama and tense music when it's time to vote on an act they've just spent the previous few minutes waxing lyrical about?
We have developed a strange concern for waxing lyrical over the mental state and treatment of plain nutters.
CHILDREN in Warwick have been waxing lyrical about bees after learning about them at a museum.
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE circumnavigated the field in the seven-furlong maiden from stall one but still proved too good for 18 rivals to have owner-trainer David Elsworth waxing lyrical.
Since the news that Guy and Madonna are expecting a baby Mr Ritchie senior has been waxing lyrical about his future daughter-in-law.
While rivals Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel have been waxing lyrical about their chances in the Abu Dhabi thriller that will decide who becomes world champion, the Spaniard's focus was on an different kind of waxing - the Immac kind.