salivate over

salivate (all) over (someone or something)

1. Literally, to release saliva from one's mouth onto someone or something. Can you please come in here and get your dog before he salivates all over me?
2. To be very excited about or interested in something. My girlfriend has been salivating over these fancy speakers that just went on sale. The last time I went to that place, this creepy old guy started salivating over me at the bar.
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salivate over

v.
To be very eager about, excited about, or desirous for something: The fans of the rock group salivated over the newest CD.
See also: over, salivate
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They want them to salivate over the big news)," he said.
You might salivate over Chelsea's style or you might reach for the remote sharpish.
Sources revealed that 'The Italian Job' star, who first shot to fame when she replaced Denise Van Outen on Channel 4's 'The Big Breakfast', has had a string of A-list lovers and her story will appeal to millions of women, while "men will salivate over the pictures".
"Look, they're not for me," was her first line of defence before she capitulated and admitted she was addicted to spending pounds 3.40 to salivate over must-have lamps and tips on creating a seaside theme in a bathroom.
The series celebrates the season's best and freshest, whether from the wild, the garden or the shop shelf, as Hugh offers numerous recipes to inspire and to salivate over.
The rest are delighted to read about it, see it, salivate over it.
Their homes and cars appear on MTV "Cribs" for children to salivate over.
See, savor, sense, salivate over the food as a whole and let its energy nourish your entire self.
With modern methods of printing it's easy to salivate over icons of modern architecture but for a book to avoid relegation to the coffee table it must have a further meaning.
It doesn't help that the attitude among those outside dance is often that dancing is not "a real job." But CTFD reminds dancers that they have transferable skills that most employers would salivate over, such as the ability to work independently and as part of a team, the ability to take direction, intelligence, discipline, persistence, motivation, flexibility, stamina, and being able to think quickly and under pressure.