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    Wax lyrical

    Hi,

    Can anybody explan to me what the bold text means? And is the idiom wax lyrical still used?

    "He proceeded to wax lyrical upon the authority of my pen in matters of artistry (and he had the temerity to look at me without laughing)."

    Jean Lorrain, The Double, 189? (translated by Olaf Stableton)

    Does it mean the guy thought highly of the artistic skills of the author he was speaking to?

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Wax lyrical

    It seems to me that the guy was in the mood to make rhymes and use poetic language. I don't know what the other one (in bold) means.

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