make one's mouth water

[make one's mouth water] {v. phr.} 1. To look or smell very good;make you want very much to eat or drink something you see or smell.

The pies in the store window made Dan's mouth water.

The pictureof the ice cream soda made his mouth water.

2. To be attractive; makeyou want to have something very much.

Judy collects folk songrecords, and the records in the store window made her mouth water.

Compare: LICK ONE'S CHOPS.