not pass (one's) lips

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not pass (one's) lips

1. To not be said by one; to be kept a secret by one. Don't worry, your secret will not pass my lips if anyone asks.
2. To not be eaten or drunk by one. 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
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"Although Roy talked a few weeks ago about leaving Manchester United and playing for another club,as far as I could see the word Celtic did not pass his lips and I don't know what is on his mind.
According to SEC spokesman John Heine, when Levitt gave his speech on May 10 at New York University, the word "amnesty" did not pass his lips. Levitt did note, however, that the SEC doesn't want to punish "minor past mistakes." That statement is still a long way from an offer of amnesty.