melt in (one's)/the mouth

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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!
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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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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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Its soft chiffon topped with rich, melt-in-your-mouth butter makes it a bestseller for only P20.
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Some vegan cheese can be too gooey, but this cheese has just the right amount of melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
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Pork belly is the meat of the moment, and one of the tastiest renditions around is Libby's, which pairs the melt-in-your-mouth pork with kimchi fried rice.
Like proper tourists, I envisioned us standing through a too-hot, too-crowded performance at Preservation Hall; having late-night beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe du Monde, followed by a walk along the French Quarter levee; getting up for a breakfast of melt-in-your-mouth fresh croissants and homemade hot chocolate at La Marquise bakery, half a block from Jackson Square.
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Only one of these structures produces tempting, glossy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.
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In addition to cookies, Liz Lovely also carries truffles made by taking the dough from their melt-in-your-mouth cookies and covering it in dark, rich chocolate.
and is aged to gain flavor complexity and a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture.