pass one's lips

pass (one's) lips

1. To say something. No sooner had the words passed my list than I regretted what I'd said.
2. To eat or drink something. As soon as the first drink passed my lips, I immediately felt more at ease.
See also: lip, pass

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