not pass (one's) lips

not pass (one's) lips

1. To not say anything; to keep something a secret. Don't worry, not a word will pass my lips when the police ask me what happened.
2. To not eat or drink any amount of something. Alcohol hasn't passed my lips since I sobered up three years ago.
See also: lip, not, pass

not pass your ˈlips


1 if words do not pass your lips, you say nothing
2 if food or drink does not pass your lips, you eat or drink nothing: He promised her that nothing would pass his lips before dinner.
See also: lip, not, pass