pass one's lips

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pass (one's) lips

1. To be said by one. No sooner had the words passed my lips than I regretted what I'd said.
2. To be eaten or drunk by one. As soon as the first morsel passed my lips, I knew it would be an exquisite meal.
See also: lip, pass
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pass one's lips

Speak, utter, as in Not a word of it will pass my lips, I promise. [Mid-1700s]
See also: lip, pass
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.
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