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slobber (all) over (someone or something)

1. Literally, to allow saliva to fall from one's mouth onto someone or something. Can you please come in here and get your dog before he slobbers all over me? His toddler went around slobbering all over the expensive electronics in my house.
2. To be very excited about or interested in someone or something. My boyfriend has been slobbering over those fancy speakers at the store. You need to stop slobbering over every girl who comes into the bar.
See also: over, slobber
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

slobber (all) over someone or something

to drool on someone or something. (See also slobber over something.) The dog slobbered over the child. It was just being friendly. Jenny has slobbered all over her dress.
See also: over, slobber

slobber over someone or something

Fig. to drool with delight or eagerness at the thought of someone or something. (Based on slobber over something. See also slobber (all) over someone or something.) Fred was slobbering over Donna as she lay sunbathing in a tiny bikini. Jamie was slobbering over Mary's new car.
See also: over, slobber

slobber over something

to drool with delight or eagerness before or while eating something. (See also slobber over someone or something.) The dog was slobbering over a chunk of meat when the cat came in and hissed at the dog.
See also: over, slobber
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. nonsense. (From the term for saliva running out of the mouth.) I’ve heard enough of your slobber. Can it!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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