make (one's) mouth water

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make (one's) mouth water

1. To cause one to salivate or feel hungry. Just the thought of having a big seafood dinner tonight makes my mouth water. The smell of the burgers on the grill made Jake's mouth water.
2. By extension, to cause one to feel happy or excited, usually with anticipation. A business opportunity like that is enough to make anyone's mouth water!
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make someone's mouth water

to make someone hungry (for something); to cause saliva to flow in someone's mouth. That beautiful salad makes my mouth water. Talking about food makes my mouth water.
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make one's mouth water

Cause one to eagerly anticipate or long for something, as in Those travel folders about Nepal make my mouth water. This metaphoric term alludes to salivating when one anticipates food and has been used figuratively since the mid-1600s, whether it refers to food, as in The sight of that chocolate cake made her mouth water, or not.
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make your mouth water

1. If food or the smell of food makes your mouth water, it looks or smells delicious and makes you want to eat. The fragrant steam from the pot made his mouth water. It still makes my mouth water when I think of those pies. Note: People also use the much more frequent adjective mouth-watering to mean the same thing. Turn to page 25 for more mouth-watering recipes. This is the best place to sample mouth-watering local dishes.
2. If something makes your mouth water, it is very attractive or appealing to you. These were plants to make an amateur gardener's mouth water. The zoo's site in Regent's Park would make any developer's mouth water. Note: People also use the much more frequent adjective mouth-watering to mean the same thing. The perks that go with the governorship are mouth-watering.
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make someone's mouth water

1 cause someone to salivate at the prospect of appetizing food. 2 cause someone to feel an intense desire to possess something.
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make somebody’s ˈmouth water

make somebody feel hungry; make somebody want to do or have something very much: The smell of your cooking is making my mouth water.The sight of all that money made his mouth water. ▶ ˈmouth-watering adj.: a mouth-watering smell
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Go to a nice restaurant and pick something you really like from the menu; something that makes your mouth water just thinking about it.
If beautiful green pastures full of happy, healthy pigs makes you smile, and delicious, nutritious pork makes your mouth water, then pasture pigs may be in your future
If beautiful green pastures full of happy, healthy pigs makes you smile and delicious plus nutritious pork makes your mouth water, then pasture pigs may be in your future
With a great emphasis on cooking with easy-to-find ingredients, Nigella makes your mouth water as she cooks, while answering questions sent in by home cooks.
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If the very idea turns your stomach, better turn the page, but if the thought makes your mouth water, I've got good news for you: the saltwater fish you catch and eat raw in Florida are tender, delicious and, with only a couple of precautions, pose no danger to your health.
So if beef gravy floats your boat, if creamy cauliflower cheese makes your mouth water, or if it's just got to be fresh garden peas, tell us about it.
The type of dish that makes your mouth water when you think about it afterwards (I'm doing it now) and for weeks afterwards makes every other sweet seem second rate.
And if the very thought makes your mouth water, Desoto county's Nesbit Blueberry Farm is just the spot to usher in the season.
Just watching all this fabulous food makes your mouth water.
Crush a mint sprig between your fingers and you'll release that distinctive cool, green scent that makes your mouth water irresistibly.
There's a wonderful spread there of bacon, black pudding, eggs, fried bread, beans - it makes your mouth water just thinking about it.
If the syrupy smell of pecan pie makes your mouth water, there's bad news: Last fall, severe storms wiped out crops of pecans in Alabama and Georgia--the United States' top growers.