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Wax eloquent

Posted by Smokey Stover on April 11, 2006

In Reply to: Wax eloquent posted by Gayla on April 11, 2006

: What is the meaning and the origin of the phrase "wax eloquent"? Here is an example of its use: "Both . . . negotiators can wax eloquent about their respective entitlement to exoneration."

They can grow eloquent, they can become eloquent. To wax (verb intransitive) means to grow, to become. SS