Funny Phrases: Whet Your Appetite

Funny Phrases: Whet Your Appetite
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Updated on 28 April 2015

It’s no wonder that many people misspell the phrase “whet your appetite.” After all, your mouth waters when your appetite is stirred, so why wouldn’t the phrase be spelled as “wet your appetite”?

In its most literal sense, “whet” means to sharpen like you would a knife or blade. When used in the phrase “whet your appetite,” it means to arouse interest or eagerness, to metaphorically sharpen your appetite. When your appetite is whetted, you’re hungry and ready to eat!

If you want to learn more about idioms and odd phrases, read this post about “nip it in the bud.”

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