make mouth water

make someone's mouth water

to make someone hungry (for something); to cause saliva to flow in someone's mouth. That beautiful salad makes my mouth water. Talking about food makes my mouth water.
See also: make, mouth, water

make your mouth water

to feel pleasure at the thought of something particularly beautiful or good Such beauty is enough to make anyone's mouth water.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of make your mouth water (to cause your mouth to produce liquid when you see or think about food)
See also: make, mouth, water

make somebody's mouth water

if the smell or the sight of food makes your mouth water, it makes you want to eat it The smell of fish and chips made my mouth water.
See keep mouth shut, melt in the/ mouth, run off at the mouth, shoot mouth off, Wash your mouth out!, Shut face!
See also: make, mouth, water