lickin

finger-licking good

slang Very delicious or tasty. "Licking" is often colloquially shortened to "lickin.'" Man, these ribs are finger-lickin' good, Mom. Got any more?
See also: good

take a licking and keep on ticking

To continue to function, endure, or persevere despite suffering injuries, damage, setbacks, losses, failures, etc. Taken from an advertisement for Timex wrist-watches: "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." When you're younger, your body can take a licking and keep on ticking, so it's easy to fall into a false sense of invulnerability. This old truck of mine has taken quite a licking over the years, and it just keeps on ticking.
See also: and, keep, licking, on, take, ticking

take a licking but keep on ticking

To continue to function, endure, or persevere despite suffering injuries, damage, setbacks, losses, failures, etc. Taken from an advertisement for Timex wrist-watches: "It takes a Licking and keeps on ticking." When you're younger, your body can take a licking but keep on ticking, so it's easy to fall into a false sense of invulnerability. This old truck of mine has taken quite a licking over the years, but it just keeps on ticking.
See also: but, keep, licking, on, take, ticking
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"Oh, if a man should come up an' ask me, I'd say we got a dum good lickin'."
"I think I was lickin' him, but the molders called it a draw because the policeman on the beat stopped us when we'd only teen fightin' half an hour.
I will put a few Whisker Lickin's treats at her feet and close the door until our meal in finished.
Sis is in the kitchen, it's super scran she's fixin Hope it's deep fried chicken, it's really finger lickin. Nice one, La It's deffo, you're a star Barby is so sound, though there's butties on the ground.
The 18-year-old reckons it will cost PS475 to buy enough "finger lickin" brown stuff to fill an entire tub.
They are signed to Finger Lickin management and are going places, and this is a chance to see them on their home turf.
Parker described the local franchise market as robust and dominated by some very strong players such as Famous Brands (whose brands include Debonairs Pizza and Steers Burgers and Mug & Bean), Nandos, Chicken Lickin and Wimpy.
Back East there might be time for lickin your wounds with bein English-bred and high and mighty, but out here there's no time" (238).
Kit 'N Kaboodle, Meow Mix, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Dog Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, Purina O.N.E., Purina Pro Plan, Purina Puppy Chow, T Bonz, Tender Vittles, Whisker Lickin's
Cocktails include KFC's take on the Bloody Mary, aptly named The Gravy Mary and other remakes of classics including Finger Lickin' Sour and The Southern Twist.
TOP BRANDS (MILLIONS) YEAR AGO SHARE Whiskas Temptations $181.3 10.2% 40.6% Whiskas Temptations Mixllps 52.6 18.9 11.8 Friskies Party Mix 44.6 -21.9 10.0 Purina Whskr Lckn's Crnch Lvrs 14.6 -12.7 3.3 Friskies Party Mx Bchsd Crnch 13.9 2.5 3.1 Purina Whskr Lckn's Tndr Mmnts 11.9 -17.1 2.7 Friskies Party Mix Orgnl Crnch 11.8 0.2 2.6 Whiskas Temptations Tumblers 9.2 NA 2.1 Whiskas Temptations Chzy Mddls 8.7 44.1 2.0 Purina Whisker Lickin's 7.5 1.7 1.7 CATEGORY TOTAL 446.2 7.4 100.0 UNIT SALES CHANGE VS.
The fried chicken business - famous for its "Finger Lickin Good" slogan - said it will spend PS21m opening 32 new stores creating 1,300 jobs this year alone.
The trio - Su-Elise, Sabrina and Alesha - have already posted three Top 10 singles and reached No 3 in the album charts with Lickin on Both Sides at the tail end of 2001.
Making up the total were: Cafe Blanc on City Road; Caribbean Street Hut on The Hayes; Finger Lickin Chicken, on Highbury Place; Grameen Juboraj, on Richmond Road; Mr Tikka, on Penarth Road; Rainbow of Hope (outlet for homeless and disadvantaged people), Broadway; Roosters Chicken Bar, Station Road, Llandaff North; The Salad Bar, Clifton Street; The Meeting Road, St Andrews & St Teilos Church, Flora Street; The Moonlight, City Road, Roath; Wednesday PS1 Student Lunch (run during term-time at Newman Hall, part of Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy), on Colum Road; and Zoka Cafe, Tweedsmuir Road.