• Idiom – Whet your appetite
  • Meaning – To increase your desire for something. To stimulate your interest in something. You can whet someone’s appetite for anything, but this expression is most commonly used with food.
  • The verb whet means to sharpen or stimulate. People often get confused  by this idiom and write wet your appetite – but this is incorrect!
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • When you review a restaurant online and see pictures of scrumptious food.
  • Your friend is discussing your next holiday destination.
  • You can smell delicious food cooking.
  • At the cinema you see a trailer for a movie you really want to see.
Example:
  • “I saw some pictures of Bali last night. They really whet my appetite for our trip next month!”
 Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.