smack (one's) lips

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smack (one's) lips

1. Literally, to lick one's lips in anticipation of eating something delicious. This nutritious recipe is sure to have your kids smacking their lips!
2. By extension, to eagerly anticipate something with great pleasure. Property developers have been smacking their lips at the thoughts of getting their hands on such prime real estate.
3. To make unintentional smacking noises with one's mouth, especially when speaking. Try not to smack your lips when you lean into the mic, it's really loud in the headphones.
See also: lip, smack

lick/smack your ˈlips


1 move your tongue over your lips, especially before eating something good
2 (informal) show that you are excited about something and want it to happen soon: They were licking their lips at the thought of clinching the deal.
See also: lick, lip, smack
References in classic literature ?
However, the horseman got off, took the silver, helped Hans up, gave him the bridle into one hand and the whip into the other, and said, 'When you want to go very fast, smack your lips loudly together, and cry "Jip
Now, aunt Miranda," she said cheerily, "I expect you to smack your lips and say this is good; it's not Randall, but Sawyer milk toast.
Parked opposite the statue of Football League founder (1888) and subsequent Aston Villa chairman William McGregor, you smack your lips at the promise that said chips will be "Bostin".
All of you who smack your lips with delight at the thought of exhibiting a sex video to the world to shame a woman, are you not descending to the level of perverts?
After all how attractive or pleasing or alluring would the proposition be to you if you were to smack your lips and daydream about tucking in a plateful of chicken kebabs after watching the K and N commercial in question
Nice, smack your lips fruit and cedar oak from Tesco.
No big names but plenty to smack your lips over in this look at the complications of family life.
SMACK your lips at Soup @ The Garage (Glasgow) this Wednesday.
Then flutter your eyelashes on their cheek, smack your lips, fight gently with noses and finally press your nose against their cheek for about half a minute.