have a sweet tooth

have a sweet tooth
Fig. to desire to eat many sweet foods—especially candy and pastries. •

I have a sweet tooth, and if I don't watch it, I'll really get fat.

John eats candy all the time. He must have a sweet tooth.

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{v. phr.} To be excessively fond of dessert items, such as ice cream, pies, etc. * /Jill has a sweet tooth; she always orders apple pie after a meal in a restaurant./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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