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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References in classic literature ?
'The curse may pass your lips,' said Edward, 'but it will be but empty breath.
Bad words and ill thoughts can't pass your lips either.
But some of them are extremely versatile and are used in other products which would never pass your lips. For instance, chemicals such as butylated hydroxytoluene are used to prevent food from going rancid, but you'll also find it in jet fuel and embalming fluid.
Never, you say to yourself, will a slice of dark, moist, sickly-sweet marzipan-covered fruit cake pass your lips. Until the next festive season rolls around and faced with the unpalatable dry, low-fat, egg-free alternatives, you give in and again submit to the annual bout of food depression that saps any joy from the 12 days of Christmas.
Touted by its proud designers as producing the cleanest and clearest water that will ever pass your lips. It employs a Maxtra filter cartridge to weed out limescale, chlorine and other nasties in your cup.
A taste for the slimy molluscs can be developed when washed down with some of the finest pints to ever pass your lips.
It's OK for fruit to pass your lips and this will protect lips as well as any dry areas on your body.
One day it's horrible for your health to let a drop of alcohol pass your lips; the next, you're told that a glass of red wine is just what the doctor ordered.
Instead of seeking solace in the biscuit tin, head for the bathroom for as much chocolate and cake as you want, although none of it will actually pass your lips.
Don't let the words "It's not you, it's me" pass your lips. Same goes for "I need some space", "we should have a break" or "you're a really nice girl but..."