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whet your appetite

Meaning: If something whets your appetite, it makes you want something, or it stimulates your desire for something.

For example:

  • My wife has been listening to reggae music all day. She heard a song by Bob Marley on the radio this morning, and it really whetted her appetite for reggae.

  • Those ads on TV really whet my appetite for pizza. I even ordered one once, just because of the ad. And I wasn't even hungry!

Quick Quiz:

If I have one little chocolate it'll whet my appetite, and
  1. that'll be enough
  2. I'll eat chocolate all day
  3. I'll never eat chocolate again

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