lick one's chops
phrasal to feel or show eager anticipation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lick one's chops — {v. phr.}, {informal} To think about something pleasant; enjoy the thought of something. * /John is licking his chops about the steak dinner tonight./ * /Tom is licking his chops about the lifeguard job he will have at the beach next summer./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lick one's chops — {v. phr.}, {informal} To think about something pleasant; enjoy the thought of something. * /John is licking his chops about the steak dinner tonight./ * /Tom is licking his chops about the lifeguard job he will have at the beach next summer./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lick one's chops — phrasal : to anticipate with relish a banker licks his chops over the increase in the earnings on each dollar George Shea * * * lick one s chops To wait eagerly or greedily • • • Main Entry: ↑chop …   Useful english dictionary

  • lick\ one's\ chops — v. phr. informal To think about something pleasant; enjoy the thought of something. John is licking his chops about the steak dinner tonight. Tom is licking his chops about the lifeguard job he will have at the beach next summer. Our team is… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lick one's chops — verb a) To use ones tongue to remove moistness from the sides of ones mouth, as when salivating or at the conclusion of a meal. Pat presently came galloping up the orchard, carrying in his mouth a big field mouse, which, sitting down before us,… …   Wiktionary

  • lick one's lips — To look forward, or (archaic) to recall, with pleasure • • • Main Entry: ↑lick * * * I lick one s lips (or chops) look forward to something with eager anticipation II lick (or smack) one s lips look forward to something with relish; show one s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make one's mouth water — {v. phr.} 1. To look or smell very good; make you want very much to eat or drink something you see or smell. * /The pies in the store window made Dan s mouth water./ * /The picture of the ice cream soda made his mouth water./ 2. To be attractive; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one's mouth water — {v. phr.} 1. To look or smell very good; make you want very much to eat or drink something you see or smell. * /The pies in the store window made Dan s mouth water./ * /The picture of the ice cream soda made his mouth water./ 2. To be attractive; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ one's\ mouth\ water — v. phr. 1. To look or smell very good; make you want very much to eat or drink something you see or smell. The pies in the store window made Dan s mouth water. The picture of the ice cream soda made his mouth water. 2. To be attractive; make you… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lick — [lik] vt. [ME licken < OE liccian, akin to Ger lecken < IE base * leig̑h , to lick > Gr leichein, L ligurrire, to lick, lingere, to lick up] 1. to pass the tongue over [to lick one s lips] 2. to bring into a certain condition by passing… …   English World dictionary

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