get up an appetite

get up an appetite

To become hungry, perhaps due to strenuous activity. You must have gotten up a appetite working out in the garden for so long! For some reason, I always get up an appetite after going to a museum.
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get up an appetite

Fig. to do something to make one very hungry. (Usually in this order.) He can't seem to get up an appetite these days. Whenever I jog, I really get up an appetite.
See also: appetite, get, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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