lap up


verb (tr, adverb)

to eat or drink
to relish or delight inhe laps up old horror films
to believe or accept eagerly and uncriticallyhe laps up tall stories

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Idioms and Phrases with lap up

lap up

Take in or receive very eagerly, as in She loves to travel—she just laps it up, or The agency is lapping up whatever information their spies send in. This expression alludes to an animal drinking greedily. [Late 1800s]

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