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Lap up April 7, 2008

Posted by ninelouis in English corner.
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lap up something

1. to enjoy something very much.
– My dogs lap up whatever attention I can give them.
2. to believe what is said or written without knowing or caring if it is true.
-Even if you’re lying, there’s always someone who will lap it up because most people want to believe you.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of lap up (= to eat with great enthusiasm)

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