whet one's appetite

whet (one's) appetite

To induce or increase one's interest in something. The first chapter of that novel really whetted my appetite—I'm eager to read more of it tonight.
See also: appetite, whet

whet one's appetite

Arouse one's interest or eagerness, as in That first Schubert piece whetted my appetite; I hope she sings some others. This idiom, first recorded in 1612, transfers making one hungry for food to other kinds of eagerness.
See also: appetite, whet
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So, that setup alone for Regal Entertainment, Inc.'s latest movie offering 'Recipe For Love' is sure to whet one's appetite and curiosity as to what possibly this movie is going to be more about besides the universal love for food?
To whet one's appetite is an altogether different thing.
Homes were filled with guests and relatives exchanging Eid greetings, while the tantalising aroma of traditional dishes emitting from the homes was enough to whet one's appetite.
There are eleven new chapters to whet one's appetite, a number of them in the social sciences.
By the time night three rolls around, it's all become too chaotic, culminating in a manner that, while clearly intended to whet one's appetite for more, merely creates a sense of having been jerked around only to be left dangling.
By the time night three rolls around, it's all become too chaotic, culminating in a manner that--while clearly intended to whet one's appetite for more --merely creates a sense of having been jerked around only to be left dangling.
Aperitivo is a longstanding Italian tradition of a pre-dinner drink intended to whet one's appetite. Aperitivos include refreshing light alcoholic drinks, delicious cocktails, some spirits or perhaps some wine, savored at the bar with light food offerings before dinner similar in style to Spanish tapas dining.
With nearly three hundred color photos, it has much appeal to armchair travelers and much to whet one's appetite for the big apple.
Such information may be of some utility to genealogists, and some of the early pages might arouse a reader's curiosity and whet one's appetite for more, but what is presented is a meager fare that is hardly satisfying.
Six pages of The Kingis Quair are reproduced in the catalogue, and they whet one's appetite for the facsimile of the whole manuscript (forthcoming with an introduction by Julia Boffey and A.
At the time of the writing of this review that commentary has not yet been published, and this monograph can but whet one's appetite for what that will have to say in detail about the contents of this book which has clearly and, for us, rewardingly fascinated Whybray for all of his scholarly life.
Get ready to spread the holiday cheer as Marks and Spencer presents deliciously-curated Christmas hampers which include picnic indulgences, chocolates, wine, and other delights that will surely whet one's appetite. There's something for everyone-whether it's for your boss who seems to have everything or your best bud with an insatiable sweet tooth.