American Idioms and Expressions

Make (someone`s) Mouth Water Idiom

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make (someone`s) mouth water
What does make (someone`s) mouth water mean?
make someone want to eat something because of the thought or smell of the foodIt made my mouth water when I looked at the menu.

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What does "make (someone's) position clear" mean?
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What does "sit up and take notice" mean?
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What does "rich in (something)" mean?
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What does "air one`s dirty linen in public" mean?
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have (someone's) ear
What does "have (someone's) ear" mean?
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put one's toe in the water
What does "put one's toe in the water" mean?
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What does "whitewash (something)" mean?
to cover up or gloss over faults or errors or wrongdoing The government was accused of trying to whitewash the scandal about the illegal money.

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What does "close at hand" mean?
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What does "cut and dried" mean?
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