"Lick the platter clean"

@allknowing (111146)
India
December 8, 2022 2:20am CST
What is meant by licking the platter clean is to finish whatever is on the plate No I do not do what you see in the photo I "lick the platter clean'"when it comes to anything sweet be it ice cream, fruit salad, chocolates, the works. While at a buffet I will keep enough place in my stomach so that I can help myself with all those desserts lined up there. What would be your story when it comes to licking the platter clean? Image credit:
https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-licking-plate-image5792114
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@mayka123 (15789)
• India
9 Dec
As a kid I would always lick the platter clean as shown in the photo. I don't remember doing that by my siblings would tease me and say there was no need of washing the plate after my meals ; I have always had the habit of eating all the food on my plate and always serve only as much as I can eat. There is always place in my tummy for an icecream. Actually I have a separate compartment in my stomach for icecream.. hehehehe....
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@allknowing (111146)
• India
9 Dec
Not many would do what you did - not me any way - but if you enjoyed doing it and that matters. Yes. I too have a separate compartment for sweets in my stomach that never fills up
@ankurdini (1797)
11 Dec
Not in childhood, i still lick my plates of remaining food...hahah....but i do when i hungry much or food tasty
@LadyDuck (427059)
• Switzerland
8 Dec
I always finish what I have in my dish. I never load my dish with too much food, so I can finish what I take. I would NEVER leave ice cream, chocolate or cakes, those are my favorite.
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@allknowing (111146)
• India
8 Dec
I am a little different. There is always something I will leave in my plate and only exceptions being what I have stated in my post
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@allknowing (111146)
• India
8 Dec
@LadyDuck We all have our likes and dislikes and some have allergies too.
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@LadyDuck (427059)
• Switzerland
8 Dec
@allknowing - If I am invited and there is something I dislike it stays in the plate. I cannot digest lettuce, I never force myself to eat this kind of green salad, same for cabbage and cauliflower.
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@Jenaisle (7370)
• Philippines
8 Dec
When what's served on the table is my favorite food, I would definitely lick the platter clean, otherwise, you wouldn't see my "brooding" over it.
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@allknowing (111146)
• India
8 Dec
If it is not a secret what is that food that will make you lick the platter clean? (lol)
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@Jenaisle (7370)
• Philippines
8 Dec
@allknowing desserts anything sweet.
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@allknowing (111146)
• India
8 Dec
@Jenaisle We are two of a kind (lol)
@aninditasen (12599)
• Raurkela, India
8 Dec
I do it at home when the food is tasty.
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@cool83 (4438)
• Sri Lanka
8 Dec
Ohh, I don`t like that habit at all , I have never tried that , You doing that outside the home also ?
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@allknowing (111146)
• India
8 Dec
Read my post once again and then get back. When users do not read the post fully such responses are given
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• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Dec
I don't know why I am having different understanding on "licking the plate".
@allknowing (111146)
• India
8 Dec
That is a figurative expression No one licks plates. It means you eat everything.
@RebeccasFarm (84867)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
8 Dec
I'll do that if necessary.
@andriaperry (117356)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Dec
Lol, I'll lick it like that photo