melt in (one's)/the mouth

melt in (one's)/the mouth

Of food, to be soft or tender, and, typically, delicious. The phrase is often quite literal. This decadent chocolate cake positively melts in the mouth. I've never had such a perfect steak in my life! I swear, it melted in my mouth.
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melt in one's mouth

 
1. to taste very good. (Also can be literal.) This cake is so good it'll melt in your mouth. John said that the food didn't exactly melt in his mouth.
2. [of meat] to be very, very tender. My steak is so tender it could melt in my mouth. This filet will melt in your mouth!
See also: melt, mouth
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

melt in one's mouth

Taste very good, as in This cake is wonderful-it just melts in one's mouth. This expression, first recorded in 1693, at first alluded to the tenderness of some food that therefore did not require chewing, but it had acquired its present meaning by about 1850. Also see butter wouldn't melt.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

melt in the mouth

(of food) be deliciously light or tender and need little or no chewing.
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ˌmelt in your ˈmouth

(of food) be soft and very good to eat: They serve steaks that just melt in your mouth.
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