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lick (or smack) one's lips

Definition of lick or smack one's lips in English:

Look forward to something with relish; show one’s satisfaction.
Example sentences
  • In bake houses across the city, chefs are busy whipping up their festive-best offers, even as cake-crazy customers are smacking their lips.
  • The news that he was injured must have had them smacking their lips in anticipation.
  • Growing up in London, where it is ubiquitous, I have long been a fan of the chain, and the news last week that it has finally crossed the border to arrive in Scotland has me smacking my lips in anticipation.
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