have a sweet tooth

have a sweet tooth

Fig. to desire to eat many sweet foods-especially candy and pastries. I have a sweet tooth, and if I don't watch it, I'll really get fat. John eats candy all the time. He must have a sweet tooth.
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have a sweet ˈtooth

like to eat sweet things: I’ve got a sweet tooth, so I’d find it difficult to give up sugar in my tea.
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Sugar's place as a status symbol, its sheer addictive quality, relatively cheap prices, and our being accustomed to high levels of it in our foods can thus explain why Filipinos have a sweet tooth.
Accustomed to sweet foods since our childhoods, most of us are desensitized to the sweetness; unmindful of the political economy of sugar, most of us simply assume that we naturally have a sweet tooth.
Most of us have a sweet tooth, but are we eating more sugar than our bodies need?
That's a genuine trend - Southern Californians have a sweet tooth that they like to take care of.