to slobber all over (something):
The child beslobbered his bib.
- Be on to
Be aware of or have information about, as in They can’t pull that trick again; we’re on to them now. [ ; second half of 1800s ] Discover something important or profitable, as in The researchers claim they are really on to something big. [ ; mid-1900s ]
- Be on the outs with
away from, or not in, the normal or usual place, position, state, etc.: out of alphabetical order; to go out to dinner. away from one’s home, country, work, etc., as specified: to go out of town. in or into the outdoors: to go out for a walk. to a state of exhaustion, extinction, or depletion: […]
to smear all over; bedaub. to sully; defile; soil: to besmear someone’s reputation. Historical Examples Madame Boche, in her turn, caught sight of Lantier and uttered a faint cry without ceasing to besmear her face with her tears. L’Assommoir Emile Zola They also besmear their bodies with grease and coloured earths. The Natural History of […]
to soil; tarnish; discolor. to detract from the honor or luster of: to besmirch someone’s good name. Contemporary Examples If anyone is working round the clock to besmirch the reputation of Pit Bulls it is Pit Bulls themselves. Get Rid of Pit Bulls Charles Leerhsen March 11, 2010 I hate to besmirch the reputation of […]