whet your appetite

This page is about the idiom whet your appetite


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

a. that'll be enough

b. I'll eat chocolate all day

c. I'll never eat chocolate again

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey