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
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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.

pass someone's lips

be eaten, drunk, or spoken by someone.
See also: lip, pass
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

pass (one's) lips

1. To be eaten or drunk.
2. To issue or be spoken: Rumors never passed her lips.
See also: lip, pass
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Which is all rather ironic considering most women with a Toblerone Tunnel wouldn't let a sliver of Swiss choc pass their lips.
How ON EARTH do you get your little ones to eat when they're determined not to let a morsel pass their lips? One dad thinks he may have cracked the problem - with his super-cute "toast Jenga" game.
I'M awestruck at my Muslim neighbours' fidelity to their annual Ramadam, those 40 days when they must allow neither food nor drink to pass their lips in daylight hours.
ROCK veterans Ozzy Osbourne and Slash were in high spirits yesterday - even though the only drink to pass their lips was a nice cuppa.
As a child I saw the gesture used many times, and often by women who would never let a word as coarse as "damn" pass their lips. It merely meant I want no part of it, no way, forget about it.
Staff at Shavington High School in Crewe, Cheshire, are up in arms after being told not a drop of alcohol must pass their lips.
Come midnight two men will be celebrating with the last drop of alcohol to pass their lips for a year.
But none,not a one,let the M- word pass their lips as they eulogised him.
The children from St Patrick's RC School in Grangetown were given a feast of snacks such as dips, breadsticks, fruit and raw vegetables to discover which passed the taste test and which they would never allow to pass their lips again.
No one than would pass me by Then, they would have time A smile did always pass their lips And one would come from mine.
They'll be forced to fast for a week, letting only liquids and vitamin pills pass their lips.
Thankfully, script shows him and Alfredo to be typically inarticulate pre-teens: No lines of cute dialogue pass their lips. The hangdog features of Maron, as Mariano, combine violence with melancholy a la Joe Pesci, and thesp exploits them, giving a memo, rably twitchy perf as a man in the grip of emotions he cannot understand.
ONE in three Irish adults never allow alcohol to pass their lips and would rather drink a cup of tea, according to a new study.
Consider that Lind takes the be-a-man tack of calling Vietnam a "defeat," a word Americans are raised never to allow to pass their lips. But China, Vietnamese Communism and many other players were defeated on the paddies as well.