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Talking enthusiastically



to talk in an excited way about something that you are interested in



to speak or write in a very enthusiastic way about someone or something

be in/go into ecstasies

to talk/start to talk in a very excited way about something that you like or admire

wax lyrical (about/on something)

to talk about something with a lot of enthusiasm



expressing happiness, admiration, praise etc in an extremely enthusiastic way

the gift of the gab

the ability to talk a lot without feeling shy, especially when this means you can get out of difficult situations


a British spelling of rhapsodize



to speak or write with great enthusiasm



to be very enthusiastic about something and tell people how good it is

wax eloquent/lyrical/emotional

to talk a lot in a way that expresses emotion or enthusiasm

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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