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smack (one's) lips

1. Literally, to lick one's lips in anticipation of eating something delicious. This nutritious recipe is sure to have your kids smacking their lips!
2. By extension, to eagerly anticipate something with great pleasure. Property developers have been smacking their lips at the thoughts of getting their hands on such prime real estate.
See also: lip, smack


Directly; exactly at a particular place. (Usually used to emphasize a prepositional phrase of location, especially "in the middle.") There I was, smack-bang in the middle of Taiwan with no money and no way to contact my family. The criminal turned the corner and ran smack-bang into a group of off-duty police officers.

smack (dab) in the middle

exactly in the middle. I came in smack dab in the middle of the play. I want a piece that is not too big and not too smalljust smack in the middle.
See also: middle, smack

smack in the face

Fig. something that will humiliate someone, often when it is considered deserved; an insult. Being rejected by Jane was a real smack in the face for Tom, who thought she was fond of him. Meg thought she was the best-qualified candidate for the job, and not getting it was a smack in the face.
See also: face, smack

smack of something

to be reminiscent of something; to imply something. The whole scheme smacked of dishonesty and deception. All of this story smacks of illegal practices.
See also: of, smack

smack someone down

1. Lit. to knock a person down or cause a person to retreat with a slap or a blow. He tried to touch her again and she smacked him down. She smacked down the rude fellow.
2. Fig. to rebuke someone. she smacked him down by telling him that he didn't fit in there anymore. He has a way of smacking down people who ask stupid questions.
See also: down, smack

smack something down (on something)

 and smack something down (onto something)
to slap something down onto something. He smacked his bet down onto the table, angry with his mounting losses. Todd smacked down his hand on the table. She smacked her dollar down and grabbed up the newspaper.
See also: down, smack

smack the road

Sl. to leave; to hit the road. Time to smack the road! Let's go! Let's smack the road. I have to get up early.
See also: road, smack

have a smack at

make an attempt at or attack on. informal
See also: have, smack

a smack in the face (or eye)

a strong rebuff. informal
See also: face, smack

lick/smack your ˈlips

1 move your tongue over your lips, especially before eating something good
2 (informal) show that you are excited about something and want it to happen soon: They were licking their lips at the thought of clinching the deal.
See also: lick, lip, smack

smack of

1. To have the distinctive flavor or taste of something: The soup smacks of garlic.
2. To give an indication of something; be suggestive of something: The city's reluctance to investigate the murder smacked of corruption.
See also: of, smack

dick smack

n. a moron; a stupid jerk. (Possibly a reference to masturbation.) You loony dick smack! Get out of my face!
See also: dick, smack

smack (dab) in the middle

mod. exactly in the middle. (see also slap-dab.) Not too big and not too small. Just smack in the middle.
See also: dab, middle, smack

smack in the middle

See also: middle, smack

smack the road

tv. to leave; to hit the road. Let’s smack the road. I have to get up early.
See also: road, smack
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The appellate decision in favor of the universities seemed to hinge upon two key points: (1) the court's finding of an overwhelming similarity between Smack Apparel's t-shirts and the universities' licensed products and (2) Smack Apparel's admission that its use of colors and indicia on its shirts was done purposely to call the universities to the minds of the fans.
But until last week I had felt that a short, sharp smack on the bum could do no harm, especially in instances when the child was actually putting itself in danger.
Discipline, including a smack when other methods fail, is loving the child enough to not allow him to harm himself, either physically, emotionally, or morally; which includes not allowing him to harm others.
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A chum of mine is happy to admit she smacks her daughter.
As it stands, I as a loving parent of four children could be criminalised for giving any one of them a mild smack that leaves a red mark.
The Government's plans would allow parents to administer mild smacks to their children, while prohibiting excessive punishment.
One full point added to teams whose coaches smack players on nationally televised games, whose players smack fans running on the field and whose players smack opposing assistant coaches, unless it involves an Air Force quarterback who is completely in the right.
Parents have only a limited right to smack their children, Switzerland's highest court has ruled.
Childcare campaigners have hit out at Government plans to let childminders smack youngsters.
His admission came as the Government faced criticism over plans to allow childminders to smack youngsters.
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This week he backed parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.
From my own experience as a child and parent of grown-up children, a smack is a quick and effective way, to discipline a wayward child.