Exhibit signs of anxiety, impatience, or nervousness, as in We’ll be biting our nails till the jury comes back. Biting one’s fingernails is a time-honored sign of emotional tension. The Roman satirist Horace described it about 35 b.c.: “As he wrought his verse he would often … gnaw his nails to the quick” (Satires, Book 1).
either of the two fleshy parts or folds forming the margins of the mouth and functioning in speech. Usually, lips. these parts as organs of speech: I heard it from his own lips. a projecting edge on a container or other hollow object: the lip of a pitcher. a liplike part or structure, especially of […]
a removable appliance worn in the mouth to separate the jaws so that some of the teeth will gradually shift upward or downward.
small enough to fit in the mouth or be consumed in one or two bites: bite-size candies. very small. quickly or easily comprehended, resolved, etc.: bite-size problems. Contemporary Examples Twitter Use Is Bad for Romance Jessica Bennett April 18, 2011 Five Aphrodisiac Foods Sarah Whitman-Salkin February 8, 2010 ‘Jaws,’ ‘Finding Nemo’ & More Hollywood Sharks […]