lick one's lips

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Definition of lick one's lips

1 : to pass one's tongue over the lips She licked her lips while she waited for the food to be served.
2 : to feel or show excitement because something good is expected to happen The players knew they would win and were licking their lips as they waited for the game to start.

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“Lick one's lips.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lick%20one%27s%20lips. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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