To wax nostalgic
Posted by R. Berg on March 13, 2007
In Reply to: To wax nostalgic posted by Bob on March 13, 2007
: : "To wax nostalgic" I believe, means to fondly look back to an earlier time or specific event. Correct?
: No. You've described being nostalgic, not waxing nostalgic.
When "wax" doesn't mean giving a protective coating to a surface, it means "become." A dictionary will confirm this. To wax nostalgic is to become nostalgic. You have the right meaning for "nostalgic." ~rb