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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

lick (one's) lips

To be eager and/or show signs of excitement before or during doing something that one enjoys or that is or will be beneficial to one. A reference to literally licking one's lips in anticipation of eating something delicious. All of the scouts are really licking their lips to get Jones on their roster. You should have seen John at the car show—he was practically licking his lips.
See also: lick, lip

*licking

a spanking; a beating in a fight. (*Typically: get ~; take ~; give someone ~.) Billy, you had better get in here if you don't want to get a licking. Bob took a real licking in the stock market. Tom gave Harry a licking in the fight he was in.

be licking your lips

If someone is looking forward eagerly to a future event, you can say that they are licking their lips. Peter says the Government may collapse. You can almost see him licking his lips. Billy is licking his lips about putting me through his training sessions. Note: You can also say that someone is licking their chops. After hearing the president's plan for economic recovery, they were licking their chops.
See also: licking, lip

ass-kissing

and ass-licking
1. n. the act of fawning over and flattering people. (Rude and derogatory.) After his show of ass-kissing, Fred thought the judge would let him off with a light fine.
2. n. pertaining to the act of fawning over and flattering people. (Rude and derogatory.) Shut your ass-licking mouth and start talking straight, or I’m gonna bust you one. Get your ass-kissing butt out of here!

ass-licking

verb
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This young man is running for the state Senate and he's licking his wife's face
Grooming licking is a common way for animals to clean themselves.
While Mother of Yay-yz is looking for buy something in a clothing store Yay-yz is trying to fend off sleeping for licking his ice- cream.
Now four of the world's greatest athletes - football champ Eli Manning, basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal, tennis icon Venus Williams and gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Ohno - team up for a power play of twisting, licking and dunking in the newest Oreo Double Stuf Racing League (DSRL) campaign.
I think licking is a really great way of disciplining your child.
Baskin-Robbins notes that licking is preferred to biting "because biting could make the scoop off-balance and case toppling.
During cold weather flocks of sheep have been spotted licking the tasty treat off roads in Halkyn Mountain, North Wales.
Less than 30 minutes removed from a one-run victory over tournament co-host Licking County, Ohio, in the 16- to 18-year-old World Series, San Gabriel Valley faced an early two-run deficit in the title game.
Our primary purpose is to educate children," says Forest Yocum, superintendent of the Southwest Licking School District near Columbus, Ohio.
Q: I HAVE a collie-cross who is nearly 15 years old and recently she has started licking her paws and front legs almost constantly when she's awake.
So licking every three seconds, turning the cone every three licks, licking it in an upwards direction and holding the cone at a slight angle from the body will do the trick.
But then puppy Milo began licking the toes on his master's right leg - and that triggered a cure that medicine had failed to achieve' Because he was a puppy at the time he wouldn't listen to what you wanted him to do so I just let him keep on licking it,' added Mr Bonham.
Hours of physiotherapy had failed to stimulate the damaged nerves until Milo began licking the toes on his right leg - triggering a cure which medicine had failed to achieve.
HALSEY - The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is investigating a Central Linn High School teacher and coach accused of licking the bleeding wounds of his student athletes.
The final clincher must surely be the thought of what the dog has been licking before he licks your son.