wax poetic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wax (become) + poetic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wax poetic (third-person singular simple present waxes poetic, present participle waxing poetic, simple past and past participle waxed poetic)

  1. To become increasingly verbose.
  2. (often pejorative) To speak in an increasingly verbose manner, as if constructing poetry.