1. To have the taste or smell of something; to taste or smell in a similar way to something. This broth savors of mint a little bit. This peculiar flower savors of rotting flesh to attract flies and beetles as pollinators.
2. To be strikingly reminiscent or suggestive of something; to give a strong indication or implication of something. Their whole PR statement about the firing savors of corporate greed and incompetence. The judge's sudden reversal of his decision savors of bribery, if you ask me. The way she talked to him savored of arrogance.
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savor of something
to taste like something. This casserole savors of nutmeg. The meat savors of too much garlic.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To have some taste or smell: This dish savors of curry.
2. To display some quality or characteristic: Your attitude savors of vanity.
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