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lip Idioms & Phrases


alabama lip fern

  • noun southeastern United States to northern Mexico and Jamaica
    Alabama lip fern; Cheilanthes alabamensis.
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Blobber lip

  • a thick, protruding lip.
Webster 1913

cleft lip

  • noun a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
    cheiloschisis; harelip.
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hairy lip fern

  • noun small North American evergreen fern whose stipes and lower frond surfaces are densely wooly
    Cheilanthes lanosa; hairy lip fern.
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lip balm

  • noun a balm applied to the lips
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Lip bit

  • a pod auger. See Auger.
Webster 1913

Lip comfort

  • comfort that is given with words only.
Webster 1913

Lip comforter

  • one who comforts with words only.
Webster 1913

lip fern

  • noun any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Cheilanthes; cosmopolitan in arid and semiarid temperate or tropical regions
    lipfern.
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Lip labor

  • unfelt or insincere speech; hypocrisy. Bale.
Webster 1913

Lip make a lip

  • to drop the under lip in sullenness or contempt. Shak.
Webster 1913

lip off

  • verb speak spontaneously and without restraint
    shoot one's mouth off.
    • She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets
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lip reader

  • noun someone who can understand spoken words by watching the movements of a speaker's lips
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Lip reading

  • the catching of the words or meaning of one speaking by watching the motion of his lips without hearing his voice. Carpenter.
Webster 1913

lip rouge

  • noun makeup that is used to color the lips
    lipstick.
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Lip salve

  • a salve for sore lips.
Webster 1913

Lip service

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    hypocrisy.
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  • expression by the lips of obedience and devotion without the performance of acts suitable to such sentiments.
Webster 1913

lip sync

  • noun combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech
    lip synch; lip synchronisation; lip sync.
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lip synch

  • noun combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech
    lip synch; lip synchronisation; lip sync.
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lip synchronisation

  • noun combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech
    lip synch; lip synchronisation; lip sync.
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lip synchronization

  • noun combining audio and video recording in such a way that the sound is perfectly synchronized with the action that produced it; especially synchronizing the movements of a speaker's lips with the sound of his speech
    lip synch; lip synchronisation; lip sync.
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Lip wisdom

  • wise talk without practice, or unsupported by experience.
Webster 1913

Lip work

  • . (a) Talk . (b) Kissing. Humorous B. Jonson.
Webster 1913

lip-gloss

  • noun makeup that makes the lips shiny
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lip-read

  • verb interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
    lipread; speech-read.
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lip-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped in the form of a lip
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lip-sync

  • verb move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
    lip-sync.
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lip-synch

  • verb move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
    lip-sync.
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smooth lip fern

  • noun southeastern United States to northern Mexico and Jamaica
    Alabama lip fern; Cheilanthes alabamensis.
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southwestern lip fern

  • noun lip fern of Texas to Oklahoma and Colorado and Arizona and Mexico having tall erect tufted fronds
    Cheilanthes eatonii.
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stiff upper lip

  • noun self-restraint in the expression of emotion (especially fear or grief)
    • the British like to keep a stiff upper lip
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To hang on the lips, words, etc

  • ., to be charmed by eloquence.
Webster 1913

To keep a stiff upper lip

  • to keep up one's courage. Slang
Webster 1913

To shoot out the lip

  • (Script.), to show contempt by protruding the lip.
Webster 1913

wooly lip fern

  • noun small North American evergreen fern whose stipes and lower frond surfaces are densely wooly
    Cheilanthes lanosa; hairy lip fern.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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