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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Telling kids a drop of alcohol should not pass their lips until they're in their late teens is just as pointless as Jamie Oliver's foundation telling schools to ban bake sales because they promote unhealthy eating.
They might force our youngsters to wait three years for urgent dental treatment but by God they will make sure the dreaded drink will not pass their lips.
Yes, even the Americans won't eat it ( they'll eat 36 billion hamburgers a year and host the World Hotdog Eating Championships, but Quinoline Yellow shall not pass their lips.