wax lyrical

wax lyrical
wax lyrical talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way.
Main Entry: lyrical

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  • wax lyrical — BE ENTHUSIASTIC, enthuse, rave, gush, get carried away. → wax * * * talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way waxing lyrical about his splendid son in law * * * wax lyrical chiefly Brit informal : to talk about something in a very… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax lyrical —    When you wax lyrical about something, you speak enthusiastically about it in a poetic or sentimental way.     My grandfather and his friends started to wax lyrical about the good old days …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wax lyrical — sorry, I didn t mean to wax lyrical about the good old days Syn: be enthusiastic, enthuse, eulogize, rave, gush, get carried away …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wax lyrical on something — wax lyrical ( about/on/something) humorous phrase to talk about something with a lot of enthusiasm Thesaurus: talking enthusiasticallysynonym Main entry: lyrical …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax lyrical about something — wax lyrical ( about/on/something) humorous phrase to talk about something with a lot of enthusiasm Thesaurus: talking enthusiasticallysynonym Main entry: lyrical …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax lyrical — talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way. → lyrical …   English new terms dictionary

  • wax lyrical — to talk about something with a lot of interest and excitement. I recall Roz waxing lyrical about the flatness of his stomach …   New idioms dictionary

  • lyrical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of literature, art, or music) expressing the writer s emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way. 2) (of poetry) lyric. 3) relating to the words of a popular song. ● wax lyrical Cf. ↑wax lyrical DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • wax — verb. In the meaning ‘to assume a specified tone or state’, wax is followed by an adjective, not an adverb: to wax lyrical, to wax enthusiastic, etc.: • When the Roman soldiers were asked to take part in the Claudian invasion of 43, they waxed… …   Modern English usage

  • wax — wax1 [wæks] n [U] ↑flame, ↑wax, ↑wick [: Old English; Origin: weax] 1.) a solid substance made of fat or oil and used to make ↑candles, ↑polish etc ▪ wax crayons 2.) a natural sticky substance in your ears →↑beeswax …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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