lick one's lips


: to pass one's tongue over the lips
She licked her lips while she waited for the food to be served.
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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