lick one's lips

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lick one's lips (third-person singular simple present licks one's lips, present participle licking one's lips, simple past and past participle licked one's lips)

  1. Alternative form of lick one's chops
    • 2019 September 10, Phil McNulty, “'England horribly fallible in defence' against Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifying”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Imagine the likes of Belgium, France, Spain, Germany and a few others when faced with the sort of defending England produced against Kosovo? [] The attackers who play for those countries would be licking their lips at the idea of facing this England defence at a major tournament.